Phoeniconaias minor (Lesser flamingo):  

Predictions & Data for this entry

Model:  std  

MRE = 0.036
SMSE = 0.048

Zero-variate data
ab 28 28.5 (0.01804)dage at birthARKive
tx77.5 77.53 (0.0004035)dtime since birth at fledgingBrowKing2005
tR730 872.7 (0.1955)dtime since birth at 1st broodBrowKing2005
am1.825e+04 1.82e+04 (0.002521)dlife spanBrowKing2005
Li 85 84.95 (0.0005716)cmultimate total lengthSnowPerr1998
Wwb85.5 88.6 (0.0363)gwet weight at birthARKive
WwR1725 1696 (0.01681)gwet weight at 1st broodARKive
Wwi1725 1711 (0.008161)gultimate wet weightARKive
Ri0.00274 0.002741 (0.0004091)#/dmaximum reprod rate SeaWorld, ARKive
Uni-variate data
DatasetFigure(RE)Independent variableDependent variableReference
tW see Fig. 1 (0.08544)timewet weightBerr1975
Pseudo-data at Tref
DataGeneralised animalPhoeniconaias minorUnitDescription
v 0.02 0.1065cm/denergy conductance
kap 0.8 0.9431-allocation fraction to soma
kap_R 0.95 0.95-reproduction efficiency
p_M 18 27.24J/^3vol-spec som maint
k_J 0.002 0.0021/dmaturity maint rate coefficient
kap_G 0.8 0.8018-growth efficiency


  • [Wiki]
  • [SeaWorld]
  • [ARKive]
  • [BechJoha1979] C. Bech, K. Johansen, and M. O. Maloiy. Ventilation and expired gas composition in the flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber, during normal respiration and panting. Physiological Zoology, 52(3):313--328, 1979.
  • [Berr1975] H. H. Berry. Hand-rearing lesser flamingos. In J. Kear and N. Duplaix-Hall, editors, Flamingos, pages 109--117. T. & A.D. Poyser, Berkhamstead, 1975.
  • [BrowKing2005] C. Brown and C. King. Flamingo husbandry guidelines. Technical report, AZA & EAZA, Dallas & Rotterdam, 2005.
  • [Kooy2010] S.A.L.M. Kooijman. Dynamic Energy Budget theory for metabolic organisation. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010.
  • [MahoJehl1984] S. A. Mahoney and J. R. Jehl. Body water content in marine birds. The Condor, 86:208--209, 1984.
  • [SnowPerr1998] D. W. Snow and C. M. Perrins. The Birds of the Western Palearctic, Concise Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998.

Bibtex files with references for this entry

Carlos MGL Teixeira, 2012/07/31 (last modified by Bas Kooijman 2016/11/24)

accepted: 2016/11/24

refer to this entry as: AmP Phoeniconaias minor version 2016/11/24