Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Dendrocygna eytoni Common name Plumed Whistling-duck
Population name Australia
Breeding range N & E Australia Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Oceania
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 30,000 30,000 [R214]
WPE 4 2003 2003 100,000 1,000,000 [R341]
WPE 2 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R116]
WPE 3 0 0 100,000 1,000,001 [R627]
WPE 5 2004 2008 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [S7475] [R341] [R1112]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1972 1992 STA [R214]
WPE 4 1990 2000 FLU [R341]
WPE 2 1990 1996 STA [R116]
WPE 3 1990 2000 STA [R627]
WPE 5 1982 2011 FLU Reasonable [T5185] [R1148] [R1101]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 300
WPE 4 2006 10000
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 10000

References

  • R214 - Ellis-Joseph, S., Hewston, N. and Green, A. (compilers). 1992. Global Waterfowl Conservation Assessment and Management Plan: First Review Draft. Report by the IUCN Captive Breeding Specialist Group and The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. 1992. 77 pp.
  • R341 - Jaensch, Roger, August 2005. Detailed data and notes on numbers and distribution of waterbirds in Australia, updated from Jaensch, 2003, and derived from more than 90 Australian sources including Wetlands International, Birds Australia and Jaensch, 2003,
  • R116 - Callaghan, D.A. (Comp.). (in press). Ducks, geese, swans and screamers: an Action Plan for the conservation of Anseriformes.
  • R627 - Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group. In prep. 2002.Global Action Plan for the Conservation of Anseriformes (Ducks, Geese, Swans and Screamers). IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
  • R1112 - Kingsford, R.T., Porter, J.L. and Halse, S.A. 2012. National waterbird assessment. Waterlines report, National Water Commission, Canberra. Available online at http://nwc.gov.au/publications/waterlines/74
  • R1148 - Porter, J.L. and Kingsford, R.T. 2011. Aerial Survey of Wetland Birds in Eastern Australia - October 2011. Annual Summary Report, Australian Wetlands and Rivers Centre, University of New South Wales. 29 pp. Also available online at http://www.wetrivers.unsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Eastern-Australia_waterbird-aerial-survey_2011.pdf
  • R1101 - Jaensch, R. April 2012. Detailed data and notes on numbers and trends of waterbirds in Australia and other parts of the Oceania region, in a spreadsheet prepared for Wetlands International - Oceania for the 5th edition of WPE.

Notes

  • S7475 - Estimated population size in Australia derived from the 2008 National Survey of Waterbirds, which confirms previous estimate.
  • T5185 - No change to trend
  • S8793 - Estimated population size in Australia derived from the 2008 National Survey of Waterbirds, which confirms previous estimate.



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