Baer's Pochard Aythya baeri


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Solovyeva, D., Antonov, A., Goroshko, O., Pronkevich, V. and Surmach, S. 2013. Emergency measures to save Baer’s Pochard: location of breeding sites in Russia. Unpublished report. Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Magadan.

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Wang, W.; Fraser, J. D.; Chen, J. 2017. Wintering waterbirds in the middle and lower Yangtze River floodplain: changes in abundance and distribution. Bird Conservation International 27: 167-186.

Wang, X.; Barter, M.; Cao, L.; Lei, J.; Fox, A. D. 2012. Serious contractions in wintering distribution and decline in abundance of Baer’s Pochard Aythya baeri. Bird Conservation International 22: 121-127.

Wang, Z.; Huang, N.; Luo, L.; Li, X.; Ren, C.; Song, K.; Chen, J. M. 2011. Shrinkage and fragmentation of marshes in the West Songnen Plain, China, from 1954 to 2008 and its possible causes. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 13: 477-486.

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Further resources

IUCN SSC Duck Specialist Group

IUCN SSC Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Aythya baeri. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.