Meller's Duck Anas melleri

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: P.L. Sclater, 1865

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it is believed to have a very small, although widely dispersed, population, all in one subpopulation, which is undergoing a continuing decline owing to intensive hunting, habitat loss and degradation, and disturbance.

Population size: 1300-3300 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 261,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anas melleri. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mellers-duck-anas-melleri on 05/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/12/2023.