New Zealand Merganser Mergus australis

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species was formerly found on the Auckland Islands, New Zealand, but it is now Extinct, primarily due to hunting. It was last recorded in 1902, and had been lost by the time a reserve was set up on the islands in 1910.

Population size: unknown

Population trend:

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Mergus australis. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/new-zealand-merganser-mergus-australis on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 21/02/2024.