Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Maccoa duck

Oxyura maccoa

Maccoa stekelstaart / Afr. Ruderente / Erismature d'Afrique

This species is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN, owing to its moderately small population size and ongoing declines resulting from a variety of threats. Further quantitative estimates of the rate of decline may qualify the species for Vulnerable.


Oxyura maccoa has a large range, with the global population estimated to be 9,000-11,750 individuals and divided into a northern population occurring in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya andTanzania, and a southern population found in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe (Berruti et al. 2005, 2007). South Africa supports the largest national population with 4,500-5,500 individuals (Berruti et al. 2005, 2007). The total population for southern Africa is approximately 7,000-8,250 individuals. In East Africa and Ethiopia the main populations occur in Ethiopia (500-2,000) and Kenya (1,000), with an estimated 2,000-3,500 individuals in total (Berruti et al. 2005, 2007). 

The global population is estimated to be 9,000-11,750 individuals, roughly equivalent to 6,000-7,900 mature individuals.


More information: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/100600360/0

Ringsize: 9mm


Oxyura maccoa 
Above: Male Maccoa duck 


Oxyura maccoa

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