Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Anhingidae
Scientific name Anhinga rufa Common name African Darter
Population name vulsini
Breeding range Madagascar Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes Often included in melanogaster.

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 1 10,000 [R301]
WPE 4 0 0 500 1,500 [S3262] [R726]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 0 0 500 1,500 [S6324] [R726]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 DEC [R301]
WPE 4 1991 2001 DEC [R301]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1991 2001 DEC [R301]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 50
WPE 4 2006 10
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 9

References

  • R301 - Hawkins, F. In litt. 2002. Unpublished notes on waterbird population estimates of Madagascar.
  • R726 - Young, Glyn, F. Hawkins and R. Safford. In litt. 2005.

Notes

  • S3262 - 736: Probably only surviving in western Madagascar and most likely disappeared from Lake Alaotra.
  • S6324 - 736: Probably only surviving in western Madagascar and most likely disappeared from Lake Alaotra.



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