Species Action Plans Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris)
This species appears to have suffered a rapid population decline, evidenced in its core wintering range, as a result of widespread and extensive habitat destruction. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. However, data are scarce and some birds may have relocated to alternative wintering sites. Apparent increases in the western Mediterranean population probably reflect improved observer coverage rather than genuine changes. This population has suffered a long-term decline and widespread loss of habitat. [source: Birdlife.org]
[Marbled Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris) Europe 2008]
The Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris is distributed in the Mediterranean Region (Spain, Italy, Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia), central and south Western Asia and Western Africa. In Europe Marbled Teal only breeds in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Italy, Russia, Spain and Turkey. Four separate biogeographical populations have been identified. This action plan is focused on the western Mediterranean sub-population, as the only one effectively using EU territory. In the EU the Marbled Teal breeds locally in Spain and Italy, which accounts for less than a quarter of its global breeding range. Its European Union breeding population is very small and has undergone a large decline because of destruction and degradation of is breeding habitat. This species appears to have suffered from a rapid population decline, as recorded in its core wintering range. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened species. Apparent recent increases in the western Mediterranean population probably reflect improved observer coverage rather than genuine changes. This population has suffered a widespread loss of habitat and a long-term decline over the past century. Also at European Level the species is classified as Vulnerable, while it is classified as Endangered at EU level.
Iñigo A., Barov B., Orhun C. & Gallo-Orsi U. (2008) Species action plan for the Marble Teal
Marmaronetta angustirostris in the European Union