Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Georgi, 1775)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Least Concern as its population is now growing rapidly and has not undergone the once-predicted declines. Despite its current population trend, the species remains potentially threatened by a number of factors. It tends to congregate in very large flocks, and suffered rapid declines in many parts of its range during the twentieth century because of hunting and other threats. Its roost sites are unprotected, large numbers died in a recent disease outbreak, and most importantly, the dry rice paddies where it feeds are being converted to vegetable farms and other uses. If evidence arises in the future that these threats have begun to drive a decline, the species may warrant uplisting.

Population size:

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,940,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Sibirionetta formosa. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.