VU
Blue-winged Goose Cyanochen cyanoptera



Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Rüppell, 1845)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable as data indicates that it has a small population which is declining owing to the drainage and degradation of its highland wetland habitat, and potentially the more recent threat posed by hunting.



Population size: 3000-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 370,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Cyanochen cyanoptera. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.