VU
West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea



Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is precautionarily maintained as Vulnerable because it has a small and severely fragmented range within which it is hunted, and the area, extent and quality of remaining habitat may be undergoing a continuing decline, with populations at some sites disappearing altogether. However present knowledge suggests that the species is now increasing in parts of its range owing, in part, to successful conservation action. Moreover the most recent assessment of the population on Cuba suggests that it may be much larger than was previously thought, and it may warrant downlisting in the near future.



Population size: 6000-15000

Population trend: Increasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,260,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Dendrocygna arborea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.