Justification of Red List category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
The overall population trend is decreasing, although some populations may be stable and others have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).
Anas georgica is found in South America, occurring in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. The central Colombian subspecies niceforoi is now extinct (del Hoyo et al. 1992).
Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N.
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anas georgica. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/yellow-billed-pintail-anas-georgica on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 07/12/2023.