LC
Black-bellied Whistling-duck Dendrocygna autumnalis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
SACC. 2005 and updates. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 26,000,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 25,100,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor estimated 2009
Population trend Increasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.3 - - -

Population justification: The population is estimated to number 1,100,000-2,000,000 individuals.

Trend justification: The population trend is increasing in North America (based on BBS/CBC data: Butcher and Niven 2007).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Anguilla (to UK) N Extant Yes
Antigua and Barbuda N Extant
Argentina N Extant
Aruba (to Netherlands) N Extant
Bahamas V Extant
Barbados N Extant
Belize N Extant
Bolivia N Extant
Brazil N Extant
Canada N Extant
Cayman Islands (to UK) V Extant
Chile V Extant
Colombia N Extant
Costa Rica N Extant
Cuba N Extant
Dominica N Extant
Ecuador N Extant
El Salvador N Extant
French Guiana N Extant
Gambia V Extant
Grenada V Extant
Guadeloupe (to France) N Extant Yes
Guatemala N Extant
Guyana N Extant
Honduras N Extant
Jamaica V Extant
Martinique (to France) N Extant
Mexico N Extant
Montserrat (to UK) N Extant
Nicaragua N Extant
Panama N Extant
Paraguay N Extant
Peru N Extant
Puerto Rico (to USA) N Extant
St Kitts and Nevis N Extant
St Lucia N Extant
St Vincent and the Grenadines N Extant
Suriname N Extant
Trinidad and Tobago N Extant
USA N Extant Yes
Venezuela N Extant
Virgin Islands (to USA) V Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ecuador Ciénaga de La Segua
St Vincent and the Grenadines Ashton Wetland
St Vincent and the Grenadines Mustique Island
St Lucia Castries and Dennery Waterworks Reserve and Marquis
Barbados Graeme Hall Swamp
Nicaragua Tisma Lagoon
Belize Rio Bravo CMA Gallon Jug Estate
Belize Northeastern Belize
Belize Crooked Tree and associated wetlands
Belize Belize Coastal and near shore islands
Costa Rica Palo Verde Wetlands
El Salvador Cerrón Grande
Paraguay Parque Nacional Tinfunqué - Estero Patiño
St Lucia Point Sables
St Lucia Iyanola and Grande Anses, Esperance and Fond D'ors
St Lucia Mandelé Protected Landscape
Virgin Islands (to USA) Magens Bay
Mexico Humedales de Alvarado
Mexico La Encrucijada
Colombia Haciendas Ganaderas del Norte del Cauca
Guyana Ireng River
Guyana South Central Rupununi
Guyana Crane Pond- Rupununi River
Guyana North-west Coastline
Puerto Rico (to USA) Sierra Bermeja and Laguna Cartagena
Mexico Bahía de Ceuta - Cospita
Mexico Presa de Valsequillo
Colombia El Encanto de Guanapalo

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major breeding
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food - human - - Non-trivial Recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Dendrocygna autumnalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/04/2021.