The Andean flamingo as well as
the James flamingo are extremely
rare in bird collections.
The James' Flamingo or Puna Flamingo (Phoenicoparrus jamesi) was believed to be almost extinct between 1924 and 1957, but they were rediscovered later in the Andes of Bolivia. It is a smaller species of flamingo, which inhabits almost the same range of the Andean flamingo, but only above 3,500 m.
This species is very similar to Chilean and Andean forms, but smaller than both. In the breeding season, they show a band of dark pink spots on the breast.
The bill tip is black, and the base is a dark yellow lined with red along the edge and around the eye. Their feet are red.