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Silvery Grebe Podiceps occipitalis

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,510,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 2,510,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.1 - - -
Trend justification: The overall population trend is decreasing, although some populations may be stable and others have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Argentina Native Extant      
Bolivia Native Extant      
Chile Native Extant      
Colombia Native Extant      
Ecuador Native Extant      
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Native Extant      
Paraguay Vagrant Extant      
Peru Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Argentina Bañados del Río Atuel site factsheet
Argentina Lagunas del suroeste y relictos del Caldenal site factsheet
Chile Humedal de Batuco site factsheet
Chile Monumento Natural Laguna de los Cisnes site factsheet
Chile Parque Nacional Lauca site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) major breeding
Altitude 0 - 5000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Podiceps occipitalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Podicipedidae (Grebes)
Species name author Garnot, 1826
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,510,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species