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).
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).
BirdLife International 2017. Marmaronetta angustirostris (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22680339A110054350.
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani . 2023. Marmaronetta angustirostris (Ménétriés, 1832) – Marbled Teal. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/692/Marmaronetta-angustirostris
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