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Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster



Family: Anhingidae (Darters)

Authority: Pennant, 1769

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd+3bcd+4bcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because its population is suspected to be in moderately rapid decline owing to pollution, drainage, hunting and the collection of eggs and nestlings.



Population size: 22000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 19,400,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Anhinga melanogaster. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.