Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Ardea brachyrhyncha Common name Yellow-billed Egret
Population name Sub-Saharan Africa
Breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes Ardea intermedia, A. brachyrhyncha and A. plumifera (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously placed in the genus Mesophoyx and lumped as M. intermedia (see BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Ardea brachyrhyncha.)

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 2001 2001 25,000 100,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 25,000 100,000 [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 2001 2001 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 6 2001 2001 25,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 6 1991 2014 STA Poor [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 1000
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 1000
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 Unpublished report to Wetlands International.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/
  • 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




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Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on