Blue-winged Goose Cyanochen cyanoptera

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Rüppell, 1845)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is suspected to have a small population that is experiencing a continuing decline owing to the drainage and degradation of its highland wetland habitat. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: 3000-7000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 370,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cyanochen cyanoptera. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/blue-winged-goose-cyanochen-cyanoptera on 10/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 10/12/2023.