Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Nettapus auritus Common name African Pygmy-goose
Population name Southern & Eastern Africa
Breeding range Southern & Eastern 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 0 100,000 1,000,000 [R555]
WPE 2 1990 1995 100,000 250,000 [R578]
WPE 3 1990 1995 100,000 250,000 [R578]
WPE 4 1990 1995 100,000 250,000 [R578]
WPE 5 1990 1995 100,000 250,000 Expert opinion [R578]
CSR 4 1990 1995 100,000 250,000 Expert opinion [R578]
CSR 5 1990 1995 100,000 250,000 Expert opinion [R578]
CSR 6 1990 1995 50,000 300,000 Best guess [S8618] [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 1991 2001 Unknown No idea [T6610] [R578]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 1997 1750
WPE 3 2002 1750
WPE 4 2006 1750
WPE 5 2012 1600
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R555 - Rose, P.M. and Scott, D.A. 1994. Waterfowl Population Estimates. IWRB Publication 29. Slimbridge, UK.
  • R578 - Scott, D.A. and Rose, P.M. 1996. Atlas of Anatidae populations in Africa and western Eurasia. Wetlands International Publication No. 41. Wetlands International, Wageningen, NL. 336 pp.
  • 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

  • S8618 - Generally only local in Eastern Africa, rare in South Africa, with the only high records from floodplain systems in Botswana and Zambia.
  • T6610 - A gradual decline is likely given the general threats to extensive floodplain systems.



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