Phoenicopteridae, Bonaparte, 1831

Somenzari, Marina, Amaral, Priscilla Prudente do, Cueto, Víctor R., Guaraldo, André de Camargo, Jahn, Alex E., Lima, Diego Mendes, Lima, Pedro Cerqueira, Lugarini, Camile, Machado, Caio Graco, Martinez, Jaime, Nascimento, João Luiz Xavier do, Pacheco, José Fernando, Paludo, Danielle, Prestes, Nêmora Pauletti, Serafini, Patrícia Pereira, Silveira, Luís Fábio, Sousa, Antônio Emanuel Barreto Alves de, Sousa, Nathália Alves de, Souza, Manuella Andrade de, Telino-Júnior, Wallace Rodrigues & Whitney, Bret Myers, 2018, An overview of migratory birds in Brazil, Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 58, pp. 1-66: 42

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11606/1807-0205/2018.58.03

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03AE87D9-FFA0-340B-A116-7E75838DFD73

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Phoenicopteridae
status

 

Phoenicopteridae  

Phoenicopterus ruber (ND)   : occurs in the Caribbean, Galápagos and northern South America (del Hoyo, 1992). Despite historic reports of breeding colonies on Marajó Island/Pará (PA) and Lago Piratuba/southern Amapá (AP) ( Sick, 1969), there are no current records of it breeding in the country ( Nascimento et al., 1992). In the area between the lighthouse at Cape Orange and the mouth of the Oyapock River, groups of 600 and 350 individuals have been recorded respectively in November 1991 and May 1992 ( Nascimento et al., 1992). In the same region, around 90 individuals have been recorded in April 2014 and another small group in February 2015 (WikiAves, 2016). One adult has also been recorded in Galinhos/ Rio Grande do Norte (RN) between January and March 2001 ( Azevedo-Júnior et al., 2004) and one specimen collected in Ceará (CE) ( Oren, 1991). Museum records are restrict- ed to AP in August and in PA in February and December (MPEG). This suggests that its occurrence in Brazil is due to irregular movements that originate in the north of the distribution of the species and that further studies are necessary to confirm its migratory pattern.