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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Anatidae.


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  • Akyatan Lake, Agyatan Lake and Yumurtalik Lagoon all belong to the same system and support important species such as Marmaronetta angustirostris, black francolin (Francolinus francolinus), purple gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio), stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), kentish plover (Charadrius alexandrinus), spur-winged plover (Hoplopterus spinosus), little tern (Sterna albifrons) and a high number of waterfowl.

    Eastern Mediterranean conifer-sclerophyllous-broadleaf forests

  • Important breeding wetland species include marbled teal Marmaronetta angustirostris (VU,35), white-headed duck Oxyura leucocephala (EN,400, which nest mainly in artificial ponds in surrounding areas), white-eyed pochard Aythya niroca (VU), purple gallinule Porphyrio porphyrio and crested coot Fulica cristata.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • This Important Bird Area provides an important wintering ground for the Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus), imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca), white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), and marbled duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris).

    Tigris-Euphrates alluvial salt marsh

  • Greater flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) depend on its seasonal salt lakes, and the pygmy cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmeus) and marbled teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris) are known to breed here; Marmaronetta angustirostris is considered vulnerable by the IUCN.

    Middle East steppe

  • The Marbled duck Marmaronetta angustirostris was the most basal member of the clade, and also the smallest (at less than 500 g).

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Nevertheless, several globally threatened birds have important breeding populations in the hotspot, including the white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala, EN), great bustard (Otis tarda, VU), marbled duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris, VU), and imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca, VU).

    Biological diversity in the Irano-Anatolian

  • The destruction and degradation of Mediterranean wetlands threaten widespread species occurring in the hotspot such as the Dalmatian pelican (Pelecanus crispus, VU), which winters in the eastern parts of the hotspot, as well as marbled teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris, VU) and ferruginous duck (Aythya nyroca).

    Biological diversity in the Mediterranean Basin

  • The marbled teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris) and great Indian bustard (Otis bengalensis) are listed on IUCN's Red List as vulnerable because of fragmentation.

    Baluchistan xeric woodlands

  • The hotspot hosts several globally threatened waterbird species, including the marbled duck (Marmaronetta angustirostris, VU), lesser white-fronted goose (Anser erythropus, VU) and the white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala, EN).

    Biological diversity in the Caucasus

  • One other bird of note is the marbled teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris), which is occasionally seen on Lake Chad and in northern Chad; it is thought to be declining worldwide.

    Lake Chad flooded savanna


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