Salvadori's Teal Salvadorina waigiuensis

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: Rothschild & Hartert, 1894

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is widespread, from the low foothills to the highest alpine tarns; but it appears to have a small population size because of its specialised habitat requirements. It is likley to be slowly declining through hunting and habitat degradation and therefore qualifies as Vulnerable, although further information may show that it it has a larger population size and is less threatened than currently thought.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 716,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Salvadorina waigiuensis. Downloaded from on 29/05/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/05/2020.