Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Ardea melanocephala Common name Black-headed Heron
Population name Sub-Saharan Africa
Breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 2001 2001 100,000 500,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 100,000 500,000 [R190]
WPE 5 2001 2001 100,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 100,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 100,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 6 1991 2001 100,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 1991 2001 INC [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 INC [R190]
WPE 5 1991 2001 INC Poor [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 INC Poor [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 INC Poor [R190]
CSR 6 1991 2014 INC Poor [T6630] [R317]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 3000
WPE 4 2006 3000
WPE 5 2012 2200
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/
  • R317 - Hockey P.A.R., Dean, W.R.J. and Ryan, P.G. (eds). 2005. Roberts - Birds of Southern Africa, 7th ed. The Trustees of the John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town.
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • T6630 - Range expansion into agricultural areas



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