Marmaronetta angustirostris (Ménétriés, 1832) - Marbled Teal

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Marbled Duck.
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).
 
 

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Marmaronetta angustirostris - Marbled Teal



This species is rare. It inhabits the inland wetlands with abundant vegetation on the shorelines. It is partially migratory (seeking suitable habitat during different climatic conditions), breeding in Spain, Turkey, Algeria, Libya, China and India, wintering in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and other south Asian countries. This species has undergone extirpation from Macedonia and Cyprus (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable 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 declining and the current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments. Individual mortality is high due to excessive hunting during the breeding season and also lacking suitable habitats during harsh climatic conditions (BirdLife International 2017).
 
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat1
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 2017. Marmaronetta angustirostris (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22680339A110054350.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Marmaronetta angustirostris (Ménétriés, 1832) – Marbled Teal. 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/marmaronetta-angustirostris, accessed 2024/06/25.