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Black Scoter Melanitta americana



Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Swainson, 1832)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
This newly split species is listed as Near Threatened on the basis that it is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing to a number of widespread threats.

Population size: 350000-560000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 17,700,000 km2

Country endemic: No


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Melanitta americana. 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.