Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ciconiidae
Scientific name Ciconia microscelis Common name African Woollyneck
Population name Sub-Saharan Africa
Breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes Ciconia episcopus and C. microscelis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as C. episcopus (see BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Ciconia microscelis.)

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1993 1993 25,000 100,000 [R665]
WPE 2 0 0 25,000 100,000 [R667]
WPE 3 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 [R190]
WPE 5 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 6 1931 2013 30,000 80,000 Expert opinion [S8609] [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 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 6 2014 2014 STA Poor [T6603] [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 1000
WPE 5 2012 1000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R665 - Unpublished information provided by IWRB Specialist Research Groups
  • R667 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 1997.
  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • 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

  • S8609 - Based on regional estimates across Africa
  • T6603 - No widespread threats noted; only potential increase observed in South Africa, where population very small.
  • T6851 - No widespread threats noted; only potential increase observed in South Africa, where population very small (Dodman 2014). Results of IWC trend analysis are uncertain for both the long- and short-term but indicate overall positive tendency (Wetlands International 2017).



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