Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Melanitta fusca Common name Velvet Scoter
Population name Black Sea & Caspian
Breeding range Black Sea, Caucasus Non-breeding range Black Sea
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 1 10,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1990 1995 1,500 1,500 [R578]
WPE 3 1990 1995 1,500 1,500 [R578]
WPE 4 1990 1995 1,500 1,500 [R578]
WPE 5 1990 1995 1,500 1,500 Census based [R578]
CSR 4 1990 1995 1,500 1,500 Census based [R578]
CSR 5 1990 1995 1,500 1,500 Census based [R578]
CSR 6 1990 2012 240 420 Best guess [S8564] [R578] [R1365]

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 1990 2012 DEC? Poor [T6557] [R1365]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 1997 15
WPE 3 2002 15
WPE 4 2006 15
WPE 5 2012 15
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 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
  • R1365 - Wetlands International, International Waterbird Census, unpublished data, 2014.
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • 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

  • S8564 - Scott & Rose (1996) derived the current estimate is based on the observation of 750 moulting males. However, estimates of breeding numbers from TR and GE are much less (80-140 pairs, i.e. 240-420 individuals in total, Wetlands International, 2014). Highest mid-winter counts were 625 and 439 individuals in 1996 and 1997, but in recent years only a dozens were counted despite increased observer coverage in TR.
  • T6557 - Trend of breeding birds is unknown in TR and GE. Annual count totals have decreased drastically since the mid-1990s and the population probably qualifies to be listed as one being in significant long-term decline.
  • T6964 - The short-term trend is uncertain, while the long-term trend is negative based on both the breeding (BirdLife International 2015) and the wintering numbers (Wetlands International 2017).



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