oa Madoqua - Hand-rearing abandoned Greater Flamingoes Phoenicopterus ruber L. in Etosha National Park, South West Africa

Volume 9, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1011-5498



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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