• Medientyp: E-Artikel
  • Titel: Hand-Rearing of Three Lesser Flamingo Chicks (Phoeniconaias minor)
  • Beteiligte: Fiorucci, Letizia; Grande, Francesco; Macrelli, Roberto; Schnitzer, Petra; Crosta, Lorenzo
  • Erschienen: MDPI AG, 2020
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • DOI: 10.3390/ani10081251
  • ISSN: 2076-2615
  • Zusammenfassung: <jats:p>There are few published studies regarding lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) reproduction, crop milk composition, and hand-rearing under human care. Between the end of June and the beginning of August of 2017, three eggs were laid in a group of 29 lesser flamingos kept under human care. Two eggs and one chick were abandoned by the parents, and three chicks were hand-reared. This report describes diet composition, dietary intake, feeding protocols, and growth index, from the first day to 60 days after hatching, for three lesser flamingo chicks.</jats:p>