Junin Grebe Podiceps taczanowskii

Family: Podicipedidae (Grebes)

Authority: Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1894

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii); D

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered as it occupies a small range that is restricted to Lake Junín, with a small number of individuals remaining. Counts over recent years indicate some fluctuations in numbers and recruitment but no overall decline and thus assumes stability, albeit there is a high level of uncertainty. The population is therefore thought to be undergoing a slower, suspected decline precautionarily. Potential new threats due to invasive species and fishing activities may however cause further, more significant reductions. If the population continues to show that it is remaining stable or increasing however, the species may warrant further change in status in the future.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Asociación Ecosistemas Andinos (ECOAN)

Population size: 140-320 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 140 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Podiceps taczanowskii. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/junin-grebe-podiceps-taczanowskii on 04/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/12/2023.