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The American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) in the Colombian Orinoco region: extending its range or the introduction of the species?

@inproceedings{MurilloPacheco2014TheAF,
  title={The American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) in the Colombian Orinoco region: extending its range or the introduction of the species?},
  author={Johanna I. Murillo-Pacheco and Wilian F. Bonilla-Rojas and G. L{\'o}pez-Iborra},
  year={2014}
}
The first sightings of the American or Caribbean flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) in the foothills of the Meta department in the Colombian Orinoco region are presented here. Three observations of the species were made in the wild in the flooded areas of an irrigated rice (Oryza sativa) paddy from 2008 to 2010. These records could show how the species’ range is becoming extended, the presence of individual vagrants or the specie’s transplant-type introduction into this region of Colombia. The… Expand

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