Nonnatives - Chilean Flamingo

Chilean Flamingo - Phoenicopterus chilensis

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1984

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species have populations whose status is unknown.

Estimated Florida range: 3 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to South America


County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Brevard 1984 1985 Not reported breeding Probable escapee from Cypress Gardens (Stevenson and Anderson 1994).
Palm Beach 1999   Not reported breeding 2 at agricultural fields near Loxahatchee NWR
Polk 1991   Not reported breeding  


Pranty, B. 1996b. A birder's guide to Florida. American Birding Association, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.

Pranty, B. 2000c. Field observations [Fall report: August-November 1999] Florida Field Naturalist 28(2):78-90, 2000.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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