Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Ménétriés, 1832)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category

The species is suspected of having undergone a moderately rapid decline across its range, with evidence of reductions in the south Asian and east Mediterranean populations (where the species has become extinct as a breeding species in Georgia and Türkiye), suspected declines in the largest south west Asian population centred on the Mesopotamian marshes, while the north African population appears to be stable. Overall the rate of reduction is suspected to approach the threatened thresholds, and Marbled Teal is assessed as Near Threatened.

Drivers of the decline are thought to be habitat destruction through wetland loss, degradation and disturbance as well as climate change, which amplifies the impacts of wetland loss and degradation through extreme weather events. Direct mortality from hunting is also thought to contribute to declines in parts of the range. Mitigation action does not appear to be sufficient to adequately address these threats and the long-standing declines in the population of this species are therefore suspected to continue.

Population size: 10000-42000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 13,500,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Marmaronetta angustirostris. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/marbled-teal-marmaronetta-angustirostris on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/03/2024.