Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola

Family: Acrocephalidae (Reed-warblers)

Authority: (Vieillot, 1817)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c

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Justification of Red List category
The population is believed to continue to decline at a moderately rapid rate  following a major decline caused by habitat destruction during the second half of the 19th century. The species therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. Targeted surveys with a consistent methodology have improved the estimates of the population size and with that monitoring of trends, however declines continue even in areas receiving extensive conservation efforts; outside the core range rapid declines continue and further national extinctions are likely.

Population size: 22000-32000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 578,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
AEMLAP  2014

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Acrocephalus paludicola. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/09/2022.