oa Madoqua - Hand-rearing abandoned Greater Flamingoes Phoenicopterus ruber L. in Etosha National Park, South West Africa
|Article Title||Hand-rearing abandoned Greater Flamingoes Phoenicopterus ruber L. in Etosha National Park, South West Africa|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Etosha Ecological Institute, Okaukuejo|
|Publication Date||Jan 1976|
|Pages||27 - 32|
|Keyword(s)||Abandoned flamingo chicks, Artificial diet, Body mass, Feeding, Food-begging, Hatched in captivity, Herpestes sanguineus, Mortality, Secondary pulmonary infection, Shelter, Supplementary warming and Tibio-tarsal joint|
Five out of seven P. ruber were handed-reared to the flying stage on artificial diet. Mortality was due to secondary pulmonary infection, probably arising from food particles accidentally entering the respiratory tract. Two of the survivors were hatched in captivity, the remainder being up to four days old when captured.
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