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Mauritius Shelduck Alopochen mauritiana



Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Newton & Gadow, 1893)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species was endemic to Mauritius, but is now Extinct. It was last recorded in 1693, when it was said to be rare, and could not be found in 1698. Hunting is thought to have caused its extinction.

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Population trend:

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Alopochen mauritiana. 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.