AnAge entry for Phoenicopterus ruber

Classification (HAGRID: 01091)

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

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

In the wild, these animals have been known to live up to 13.2 years [0427]. Considering the longevity of similar species, however, maximum longevity could be significantly underestimated.

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
Clutch or litter size
Breedings per year
Weight at birth
Adult weight
3,066 g
Postnatal growth rate

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 174976
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9217
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