Phaenicopterus antiquorum

Phaenicopterus antiquorum, Tem.

944. :- P. roseus, Pall. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II p. 775 ; Butler, Guzerat ; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 25 Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 436 ; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 280.

THE FLAMINGO.

Length, 52 ; wing, 16.5 ; tail, 6 ; bill, 4 ; tarsus, 12 ; mid-top 3.5 ; weight, 10 lbs.

Bill rosy, black at tip ; irides pale golden-yellow ; legs and feet pale rosy-red.

Throughout of a rosy-white, the rose color more marked on the head, back, and tail ; wing-coverts (except the primary coverts which are white) and the tertiaries, fine rosy-red ; quills black, the last of the secondaries white ; lower wing-coverts black.

The female is smaller, and the young birds have the upper plumage, especially the wing-coverts, mixed with brown and dusky spots, and hardly any rosy tinge.

The Flamingo occurs as a cold weather visitant throughout the district. It is very common on all the larger lakes in Sind, becoming less so further south.

In the Deccan it is somewhat rare.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Phaenicopterus antiquorum
Spp Author: 
Tem.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
392
Common name: 
Flamingo
M_ID: 
2029
M_CN: 
Greater Flamingo
M_SN: 
Phoenicopterus roseus
id: 
12136

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