Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Botaurus stellaris Common name Eurasian Bittern
Population name capensis, Southern Africa
Breeding range Southern Africa (including Zambia) 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 3 0 0 5,000 5,000 [R232]
WPE 4 0 0 5,000 5,000 [R232]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1990 2000 5,000 5,000 Census based [R232]
CSR 4 1990 2000 5,000 5,000 Census based [R232]
CSR 5 1990 2000 5,000 5,000 Census based [R232]
CSR 6 1980 2010 500 2,000 Expert opinion [S8608] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1980 1996 DEC [R295]
WPE 4 1980 1996 DEC [R295]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1986 1996 DEC Poor [R295]
CSR 4 1986 1996 DEC Poor [R295]
CSR 5 1986 1996 DEC Poor [R295]
CSR 6 1980 2009 DEC Good [T6602] [R1371]

Population 1% level

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

References

  • R232 - Fishpool, L.D.C. and Evans, M.I.,(Eds). 2001. Important Bird Areas in Africa and associated islands: Priority sites for conservation. Newbury and Cambridge, UK: Pisces Publications and BirdLife International (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 11).
  • R295 - Harrison, J.A., Allan, D.G., Underhill, L.G., Herremans, M., Tree, A.J., Parker, V. and Brown, C.J. (1997). The Atlas of Southern African Birds. Vol.1. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg. 785 pp.
  • 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/

Notes

  • S8608 - Fragmented population, only low numbers assumed from any site.
  • T6602 - Fragmented population, habitat loss in many areas



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