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Flamingos UPSC NOTE

 World Migratory bird day

  • When: 11 May and 12 October 2024 (second saturday of may and october every year)

  • Theme: The importance of insects for migratory birds

  • The World Migratory Bird Day campaign in 2024 will focus on the importance of insects for migratory birds, and highlight concerns related to decreasing populations of insects.

Flamingos 

  • Flamingos are a type of wading bird in the family Phoenicopteridae, which is the only extant family in the order Phoenicopteriformes. 

  • There are four flamingo species distributed throughout the Americas (including the Caribbean), and two species native to Afro-Eurasia.

  • A group of flamingos is called a "flamboyance"

  • Six extant flamingo species are recognized by most sources, and were formerly placed in one genus (have common characteristics) – Phoenicopterus

  • These six are: Greater flamingo, Lesser flamingo, Chilean flamingo, James's or Puna flamingo, Andean flamingo, American or Caribbean flamingo

  • Young flamingos hatch with grayish-red plumage, but adults range from light pink to bright red due to aqueous bacteria and beta-carotene obtained from their food supply

  • IUCN status : Least concern (Greater flamingo), Near threatened (Lesser flamingo)

  • CITES listing: Appendix II (Greater flamingo, Lesser flamingo)

  • Listed in Schedule IV of WPA, 1972

Flamingos 


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