AnAge entry for Phoenicopterus roseus

Classification (HAGRID: 01090)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Phoenicopteriformes
                Family: Phoenicopteridae
                    Genus: Phoenicopterus
Species
Phoenicopterus roseus
Common name
Greater flamingo

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
44 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 1
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

One captive specimen reportedly lived to the age of 44 [0001]. There are plenty of anecdotal reports of animals living longer in captivity, which is possible. One specimen at Adelaide Zoo was reportedly 83 years of age when it died in 2014, having arrived at the zoo in 1933, though this has not been confirmed.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
1,825 days
Male sexual maturity
1,825 days
Incubation
30 days
Clutch size
1 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
Weight at hatching
Adult weight
2,500 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 824111
Animal Diversity Web
ADW account
Encyclopaedia of Life
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 435638
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