Tag: White-Headed Duck

International Single Species Action Planfor the Conservation of theWhite-headed Duck

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) Science Article 2 abstract The White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals.It is also listed on Annex I of the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds (79/409/EEC) (BirdsDirective), on Appendix II of the Convention on the Conservation of European […]

Conservation of the globally threatened white-headed duck,Oxyura leucocephala, in the face of hybridization with the NorthAmerican ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis: results of a control trial

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) Science Article 1 abstract The North American ruddy duck, introduced into Europe in the 1960s, threatens the globally endangered whiteheadedduck with extinction through hybridization. A regional control trial, conducted in three areas of Britain, killed over 2,600birds and led to a significant regional reduction in ruddy duck numbers. Control using firearms […]

Multi-annual spatial and numeric dynamics of the white-headed duck Oxyura leucocephala in southern Europe: seasonality, density dependence and climatic variability

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) Science Article 3 abstract A statistical model is developed for the globally threatened white-headed duck during its regional expansion throughout Spain from 1980 to 2000; the model estimates the relative intrinsic, climatic and stochastic effects on population fluctuations and spatial expansion on several time-scales. Facing the current lack of knowledge on […]