Aythya baeri (Radde, 1863) - Baer's Pochard

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


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This rare species inhabits inland wetlands and freshwater habitats with dense vegetation. It is a migratory species that breeds in East Asia (Mongolia, Russia) and wintering in northeastern India, Sri Lanka, and other southeast Asian countries. It congregates along with other duck species during migration but disperses in smaller flocks on its wintering grounds (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is rapidly declining, with the current population size estimated at 150-700 mature individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from wetland destruction, and large-scale agricultural and commercial developments. Adult survival is also low possibly due to hunting along the migratory route and on the wintering grounds (BirdLife International 2018).

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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BirdLife International 2018. Aythya baeri (amended version of 2017 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22680384A129599398. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22680384A129599398.en. Accessed on 30 January 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Aythya baeri (Radde, 1863) – Baer's Pochard. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/aythya-baeri, accessed 2024/06/25.