Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Fulica cristata Common name Red-knobbed Coot
Population name Sub-Saharan Africa
Breeding range Eritrea, Ethiopia, W Kenya to Zambia, S Angola to Mozambique, Southern Africa (except Kalahari) 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 1993 1993 100,000 1,000,000 [R555]
WPE 2 1993 1993 100,000 1,000,000 [R555]
WPE 3 2000 2000 100,000 1,000,000 [R232]
WPE 4 2000 2000 100,000 1,000,000 [R232]
WPE 5 2000 2000 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R232]
CSR 4 2000 2000 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R232]
CSR 5 2000 2000 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R232]
CSR 6 1990 2012 250,000 800,000 Best guess [S8626] [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 1990 2000 STA Poor [T6614] [R618] [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 10000
WPE 4 2006 10000
WPE 5 2012 10000
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.
  • 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).
  • 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/
  • R618 - Taylor, P.B. and van Perlo, B. (1998). Rails: a Guide to the Rails, Crakes, Gallinules and Coots of the World. Pica Press, Mountfield, Sussex.
  • 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

  • S8626 - IWC data suggest at least 250,000.
  • T6614 - Increases especially in Southern Africa due to the proliferation of dams; has decreased at some lakes that have become drier (e.g. in Ethiopia).
  • T7087 - Stable trend in the long-term, but it is based data mostly from ZA.



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