Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Australian grey teal

Anas gracilis

Australische witkeeltaling / Weißkehlente / Sarcelle grise


This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is extremely large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern (IUCN, 2012).


Native to Australia, Indonesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. Possibly extinct at the Solomon Islands. The population is estimated to number 1,000,000-1,100,000 individuals.


More information: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/22680271/0

 

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Above: adult Australian grey teal, Anas gracilis (female)

 

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Above: adult Australian grey teal, Anas gracilis (female)

 

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Above: adult Australian grey teal, Anas gracilis (female)

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