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 Leguatia gigantea

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened birds of the world, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.

Taxonomic note
Leguatia gigantea is a much-disputed putative form based on historical descriptions of what were presumably Greater Flamingos Phoenicopterus roseus on Réunion (Cheke 1987); a single Ciconia bone from the island (Cowles 1987) co

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Leguatia gigantea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Ciconiidae (Storks)
Species name author Schlegel, 1858