Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Eyton, 1838)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2acde

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Endangered as recent estimates suggest it has undergone a very rapid recent population decline. The population in east Africa has undergone a severe long-term decline, but until recently this was thought to have been balanced by increases in southern Africa. The recent trend in the southern African population suggests that this population is also now declining rapidly and the global status has been revised accordingly. Precise drivers of the recent decline are uncertain but likely include pollution and the drainage and conversion of wetlands.

Population size: 4800-5700 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 8,300,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Oxyura maccoa. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/maccoa-duck-oxyura-maccoa 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.