The Andean flamingo is protected by its listing on Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and Appendix I of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) . A self-sustaining captive population of Andean flamingos exists at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in the UK .
Phoenicopterus ruber chilensis (Molina 1782) Phoenicopterus ignipalliatus Orbigny & Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire The Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) is a large species of flamingo at 110–130 cm (43–51 in) closely related to American flamingo and greater flamingo, with which it was sometimes considered conspecific.
The American flamingo is a large species of flamingo closely related to the greater flamingo and Chilean flamingo. It was formerly considered conspecific with the greater flamingo, but that treatment is now widely viewed as incorrect due to a lack of evidence. It is also known as the Caribbean flamingo, although it is present in the Galápagos Islands. In Cuba, it is also known as the greater flamingo. It is the only flamingo that naturally inhabits North America.