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The world's most endangered waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans)


Chart: conservation status of the world's waterfowl
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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species evaluates the conservation status of plant and animal species. The list is based on scientific assessment of an organism's status by experts.

Conservation status of the world's waterfowl (ducks, geese, and swans)


Species comprising the chart above include:

FamilyScientific nameCommon name(s)Red List statusPopulation trend
ANATIDAEAlopochen kervazoiReunion Shelduck, RĂ©union ShelduckEX
ANATIDAEAlopochen mauritianusMauritian Shelduck, Mauritius ShelduckEX
ANATIDAEAnas mareculaAmsterdam Duck, Amsterdam Island DuckEX
ANATIDAEAnas theodoriMauritian Duck, Mauritius DuckEX
ANATIDAECamptorhynchus labradoriusLabrador DuckEX
ANATIDAEMergus australisAuckland Island Merganser, Auckland Islands MerganserEX
ANATIDAEAnas laysanensisLaysan Duck, Laysan TealCRincreasing
ANATIDAEAythya baeriBaer's PochardCRdecreasing
ANATIDAEAythya innotataMadagascar PochardCRstable
ANATIDAEMergus octosetaceusBrazilian MerganserCRdecreasing
ANATIDAERhodonessa caryophyllaceaPink-headed DuckCRunknown
ANATIDAETadorna cristataCrested ShelduckCRunknown
ANATIDAEAnas bernieriBernier's Teal, Madagascar TealENdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas chlorotisBrown TealENincreasing
ANATIDAEAnas melleriMeller's DuckENdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas nesiotisCampbell Islands TealENincreasing
ANATIDAEAnas wyvillianaHawaiian DuckENdecreasing
ANATIDAEBranta ruficollisRed-breasted GooseENdecreasing
ANATIDAECairina scutulataWhite-winged Duck, White-winged Wood DuckENdecreasing
ANATIDAEHymenolaimus malacorhynchosBlue DuckENdecreasing
ANATIDAEMelanitta fuscaVelvet ScoterENdecreasing
ANATIDAEMergus squamatusChinese Merganser, Scaly-sided MerganserENdecreasing
ANATIDAEOxyura leucocephalaWhite-headed DuckENdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas aucklandicaAuckland Islands Teal, Brown TealVUstable
ANATIDAEAnas eatoniEaton's Pintail, Kerguelen PintailVUdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas luzonicaPhilippine DuckVUdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnser cygnoidesSwan GooseVUdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnser erythropusLesser White-fronted GooseVUdecreasing
ANATIDAEBranta sandvicensisHawaiian Goose, NeneVUincreasing
ANATIDAEClangula hyemalisLong-tailed DuckVUdecreasing
ANATIDAECyanochen cyanopteraBlue-winged GooseVUdecreasing
ANATIDAEDendrocygna arboreaBlack-billed Wood-duck, Cuban Tree-duck, West Indian Tree-duck, West Indian Whistling-duck, West Indian Whistling Duck, West Indian Whistling-DuckVUincreasing
ANATIDAEMarmaronetta angustirostrisMarbled Duck, Marbled TealVUdecreasing
ANATIDAEPolysticta stelleriSteller's EiderVUdecreasing
ANATIDAESalvadorina waigiuensisSalvadori's TealVUdecreasing
ANATIDAETachyeres leucocephalusChubut Steamerduck, Chubut Steamer Duck, White-headed Steamerduck, White-headed Steamer-DuckVUdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas falcataFalcated Duck, Falcated TealNTdecreasing
ANATIDAEAythya nyrocaFerruginous Duck, Ferruginous Pochard, White-eyed PochardNTdecreasing
ANHIMIDAEChauna chavariaNorthern ScreamerNTdecreasing
ANATIDAEChen canagicaEmperor GooseNTdecreasing
ANATIDAEMelanitta americanaAmerican Scoter, Black ScoterNTdecreasing
ANATIDAENeochen jubataOrinoco GooseNTdecreasing
ANATIDAEOxyura australisBlue-billed DuckNTstable
ANATIDAEOxyura maccoaMaccoa DuckNTdecreasing
ANATIDAESpeculanas specularisBronze-winged Duck, Spectacled DuckNTstable
ANATIDAEAix galericulataMandarin, Mandarin DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAix sponsaWood DuckLCincreasing
ANATIDAEAlopochen aegyptiacaEgyptian GooseLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAmazonetta brasiliensisBrazilian TealLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas acutaNorthern Pintail, PintailLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas americanaAmerican WigeonLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas andiumAndean TealLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas bahamensisWhite-cheeked PintailLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas capensisCape TealLCincreasing
ANATIDAEAnas castaneaChestnut TealLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas clypeataNorthern Shoveler, ShovelerLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas creccaCommon Teal, Eurasian Teal, Green-winged Teal, TealLCunknown
ANATIDAEAnas cyanopteraCinnamon TealLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas discorsBlue-winged TealLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas erythrorhynchaRed-billed Duck, Red-billed TealLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas flavirostrisYellow-billed TealLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas formosaBaikal TealLCincreasing
ANATIDAEAnas fulvigulaMottled DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas georgicaYellow-billed PintailLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas gibberifronsSunda TealLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas gracilisGrey TealLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas hottentotaHottentot TealLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas penelopeEurasian Wigeon, European Wigeon, WigeonLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas plataleaRed ShovelerLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas platyrhynchosCommon Mallard, Mallard, Northern MallardLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas poecilorhynchaIndian Spot-billed Duck, Western Spot-billed DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas punaPuna TealLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas querquedulaGarganeyLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas rhynchotisAustralasian Shoveler, Australian ShovelerLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas rubripesAmerican Black Duck, Black DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas sibilatrixChiloe WigeonLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas smithiiCape ShovelerLCincreasing
ANATIDAEAnas sparsaAfrican Black DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnas streperaGadwallLCunknown
ANATIDAEAnas superciliosaGrey Duck, Pacific Black DuckLCunknown
ANATIDAEAnas undulataYellow-billed DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas versicolorSilver TealLCstable
ANATIDAEAnas zonorhynchaEastern Spot-billed DuckLCdecreasing
ANHIMIDAEAnhima cornutaHorned ScreamerLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnser albifronsGreater White-fronted Goose, White-fronted GooseLCunknown
ANATIDAEAnser anserGreylag GooseLCincreasing
ANATIDAEAnser brachyrhynchusPink-footed GooseLCincreasing
ANATIDAEAnser fabalisBean GooseLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAnser indicusBar-headed GooseLCdecreasing
ANSERANATIDAEAnseranas semipalmataMagpie GooseLCstable
ANATIDAEAythya affinisLesser ScaupLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAythya americanaRedheadLCincreasing
ANATIDAEAythya australisHardhead, White-eyed DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEAythya collarisRing-necked DuckLCincreasing
ANATIDAEAythya ferinaCommon Pochard, Northern Pochard, PochardLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAythya fuligulaTufted DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEAythya marilaGreater Scaup, ScaupLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEAythya novaeseelandiaeNew Zealand ScaupLCincreasing
ANATIDAEAythya valisineriaCanvasbackLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEBiziura lobataMusk DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEBranta berniclaBrant, Brant Goose, Brent GooseLCunknown
ANATIDAEBranta canadensisCanada GooseLCincreasing
ANATIDAEBranta hutchinsiiCackling GooseLCunknown
ANATIDAEBranta leucopsisBarnacle GooseLCincreasing
ANATIDAEBucephala albeolaBuffleheadLCincreasing
ANATIDAEBucephala clangulaCommon Goldeneye, GoldeneyeLCstable
ANATIDAEBucephala islandicaBarrow's GoldeneyeLCincreasing
ANATIDAECairina moschataMuscovy DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAECallonetta leucophrysRinged TealLCstable
ANATIDAECereopsis novaehollandiaeCape Barren GooseLCstable
ANHIMIDAEChauna torquataSouthern ScreamerLCstable
ANATIDAEChen caerulescensSnow GooseLCincreasing
ANATIDAEChen rossiiRoss's GooseLCincreasing
ANATIDAEChenonetta jubataAustralian Wood Duck, Maned DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEChloephaga hybridaKelp GooseLCstable
ANATIDAEChloephaga melanopteraAndean GooseLCstable
ANATIDAEChloephaga pictaUpland GooseLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEChloephaga poliocephalaAshy-headed GooseLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEChloephaga rubidicepsRuddy-headed GooseLCdecreasing
ANATIDAECoscoroba coscorobaCoscoroba SwanLCstable
ANATIDAECygnus atratusBlack SwanLCstable
ANATIDAECygnus buccinatorTrumpeter SwanLCincreasing
ANATIDAECygnus columbianusBewick's Swan, Tundra SwanLCunknown
ANATIDAECygnus cygnusWhooper SwanLCunknown
ANATIDAECygnus melancoryphusBlack-necked SwanLCstable
ANATIDAECygnus olorMute SwanLCincreasing
ANATIDAEDendrocygna arcuataWandering Whistling-duck, Wandering Whistling Duck, Wandering Whistling-DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEDendrocygna autumnalisBlack-bellied Whistling-duck, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Black-bellied Whistling-DuckLCincreasing
ANATIDAEDendrocygna bicolorFulvous Duck, Fulvous Whistling-duck, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Fulvous Whistling-DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEDendrocygna eytoniGrass Whistling Duck, Plumed Whistling-duck, Plumed Whistling Duck, Plumed Whistling-DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEDendrocygna guttataSpotted Whistling-duck, Spotted Whistling Duck, Spotted Whistling-DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEDendrocygna javanicaLesser Whistling-duck, Lesser Whistling Duck, Lesser Whistling-DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEDendrocygna viduataWhite-faced Duck, White-faced Whistling-duck, White-faced Whistling Duck, White-faced Whistling-DuckLCincreasing
ANATIDAEHeteronetta atricapillaBlack-headed DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEHistrionicus histrionicusHarlequin, Harlequin DuckLCincreasing
ANATIDAELophodytes cucullatusHooded MerganserLCincreasing
ANATIDAELophonetta specularioidesCrested DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEMalacorhynchus membranaceusPink-eared DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEMelanitta deglandiAmerican White-winged Scoter, White-winged ScoterLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEMelanitta nigraBlack Scoter, Common ScoterLCunknown
ANATIDAEMelanitta perspicillataSurf ScoterLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEMelanitta stejnegeriAsian White-winged Scoter, Stejneger's ScoterLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEMerganetta armataTorrent DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEMergellus albellusSmewLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEMergus merganserCommon Merganser, GoosanderLCincreasing
ANATIDAEMergus serratorRed-breasted MerganserLCstable
ANATIDAENetta erythrophthalmaSouthern PochardLCdecreasing
ANATIDAENetta peposacaRosy-billed PochardLCincreasing
ANATIDAENetta rufinaRed-crested PochardLCunknown
ANATIDAENettapus auritusAfrican Pygmy-goose, African Pygmy Goose, Pygmy GooseLCdecreasing
ANATIDAENettapus coromandelianusCotton Pygmy-goose, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Cotton Pygmy-GooseLCstable
ANATIDAENettapus pulchellusGreen Pygmy-goose, Green Pygmy GooseLCdecreasing
ANATIDAENomonyx dominicusMasked DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEOxyura jamaicensisRuddy DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEOxyura vittataLake DuckLCstable
ANATIDAEPlectropterus gambensisSpur-winged GooseLCincreasing
ANATIDAEPteronetta hartlaubiiHartlaub's DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAESarkidiornis melanotosComb Duck, Knob-billed DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAESomateria fischeriSpectacled EiderLCdecreasing
ANATIDAESomateria mollissimaCommon Eider, EiderLCunknown
ANATIDAESomateria spectabilisKing EiderLCdecreasing
ANATIDAEStictonetta naevosaFreckled DuckLCstable
ANATIDAETachyeres brachypterusFalkland Steamerduck, Falkland Steamer Duck, Falkland Steamer-DuckLCstable
ANATIDAETachyeres patachonicusFlying Steamerduck, Flying Steamer Duck, Flying Steamer-DuckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAETachyeres pteneresFlightless Steamerduck, Flightless Steamer-Duck, Fuegian Steamer DuckLCstable
ANATIDAETadorna canaSouth African ShelduckLCincreasing
ANATIDAETadorna ferrugineaRuddy ShelduckLCunknown
ANATIDAETadorna radjahRadjah Shelduck, Raja ShelduckLCdecreasing
ANATIDAETadorna tadornaCommon Shelduck, ShelduckLCincreasing
ANATIDAETadorna tadornoidesAustralian Shelduck, Chestnut-breasted ShelduckLCincreasing
ANATIDAETadorna variegataParadise ShelduckLCstable
ANATIDAEThalassornis leuconotusWhite-backed DuckLCdecreasing


This table and chart was last updated on August 8, 2012, based on data downloaded from the IUCN Red List site. For a species profile, click on its scientific name.





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