Mekong Wagtail Motacilla samveasnae

Family: Motacillidae (Pipits and Wagtails)

Authority: Duckworth, Alström, Davidson, Evans, et al., 2001

Red List Category

Criteria: A3bc; C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a restricted linear range and a small population. It is highly tolerant of human presence, and its habitat is not particularly vulnerable to human-induced changes. However, the many dams currently proposed for the Mekong, particularly those on sections where the river has a low gradient, have the potential to disrupt long stretches of its riverine range by flooding the river channel. Its small to moderately small population is therefore projected to undergo a moderately rapid decline over the next three generations and it is thus classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: 6000-15000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 56,100 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Motacilla samveasnae. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mekong-wagtail-motacilla-samveasnae on 30/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/11/2023.