White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala
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Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Scopoli, 1769)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcde+4bcde

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Justification of Red List category
Despite uncertainty about the possible large-scale inter-year movement of birds between wintering sites, mid-winter counts indicate that the population of this species has undergone a very rapid decline, which qualifies it as Endangered. The Spanish subpopulation has now stabilised, and it is projected that the global rate of decline will be lower in the next ten years (Green and Hughes 1996).

Population size: 5300-8700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 17,600,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Oxyura leucocephala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2017.