Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris

Family: Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, Swans)

Authority: (Ménétriés, 1832)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species appears to have suffered a rapid population decline, evidenced in its core wintering range, as a result of widespread and extensive habitat destruction. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. However, data are scarce and some birds may have relocated to alternative wintering sites. Apparent increases in Iraq and the western Mediterranean population probably reflect improved observer coverage rather than genuine changes. This population has suffered a long-term decline and widespread loss of habitat.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 14,600,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Marmaronetta angustirostris. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.