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Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri



Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Radde, 1863)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Critically Endangered as it is apparently undergoing a extremely rapid population decline, as measured by numbers on both the breeding and wintering grounds. It is now absent or occurs in extremely reduced numbers over the majority of its former breeding and wintering grounds and is common nowhere. It is thought that hunting and wetland destruction are the key reasons for its decline.



Population size: 150-700

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 2,260,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Aythya baeri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.