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Little Crake Zapornia parva

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 49.7 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,450,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,450,000 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 - - -
Trend justification: The overall population trend is decreasing, although some populations have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Vagrant Extant        
Albania Native Extant Yes      
Algeria Native Extant        
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Native Extant Yes      
Azerbaijan Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Bahrain Native Extant     Yes  
Belarus Native Extant Yes      
Belgium Native Extant        
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Bulgaria Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Cape Verde Vagrant Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Croatia Native Extant Yes      
Cyprus Native Extant        
Czech Republic Native Extant Yes      
Denmark Vagrant Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Vagrant Extant        
Estonia Native Extant Yes      
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Finland Native Extant Yes      
France Native Extant Yes      
Gambia Vagrant Extant        
Georgia Native Extant Yes      
Germany Native Extant Yes      
Greece Native Extant     Yes Yes
Hungary Native Extant       Yes
India Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant     Yes  
Iraq Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Ireland Vagrant Extant        
Israel Native Extant        
Italy Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Jordan Native Extant     Yes  
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kuwait Native Extant     Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes      
Latvia Native Extant Yes      
Lebanon Native Extant     Yes  
Liberia Vagrant Extant        
Libya Native Extant        
Lithuania Native Extant Yes      
Luxembourg Vagrant Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Malta Native Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Moldova Native Extant       Yes
Montenegro Native Extant Yes      
Morocco Native Extant        
Netherlands Native Extant Yes      
Niger Vagrant Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant        
Norway Vagrant Extant        
Oman Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Pakistan Native Extant        
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant     Yes  
Poland Native Extant Yes      
Portugal Vagrant Extant        
Qatar Vagrant Extant        
Romania Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant     Yes  
Senegal Native Extant        
Serbia Native Extant Yes      
Slovakia Native Extant Yes      
Slovenia Native Extant Yes      
Somalia Vagrant Extant        
Spain Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant     Yes  
Sweden Native Extant Yes      
Switzerland Native Extant Yes      
Syria Native Extant     Yes  
Tajikistan Native Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant     Yes  
Uganda Vagrant Extant        
Ukraine Native Extant     Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates Vagrant Extant     Yes  
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes      
Yemen Native Extant     Yes  
Zambia Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Austria Neusiedler See site factsheet
Belarus Arechaŭskaje site factsheet
Belarus Mid Prypiac' site factsheet
Belarus Prostyr site factsheet
Bulgaria Durankulak Lake site factsheet
Bulgaria Ropotamo Complex site factsheet
Croatia Lower Sava river site factsheet
Estonia Ropka-Ihaste site factsheet
Estonia Siiksaare-Oessaare bays site factsheet
Estonia Väinameri site factsheet
France Estuaires picards : baies de Somme et d'Authie site factsheet
France Vallée de la Durance : de Tallard à Sisteron site factsheet
Latvia Engure lake site factsheet
Latvia Kemeri national park site factsheet
Latvia Lubans and fish-ponds site factsheet
Latvia Pape site factsheet
Latvia Seda marsh site factsheet
Lithuania Birzulius-Stervas marshes complex site factsheet
Lithuania Kauno Marios water reservoir & eastern coastal zone site factsheet
Lithuania Metelys, Dusia & Obelija lakes site factsheet
Lithuania Nemunas delta regional Park site factsheet
Lithuania Zaltytis site factsheet
Lithuania Zuvintas Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
Poland Barycz river valley site factsheet
Poland Biebrza river valley site factsheet
Poland Luknajno lake site factsheet
Poland Mosty-Zahajki Site site factsheet
Poland Nida Rivar Valley site factsheet
Poland Oswin site site factsheet
Poland Pisz forest site factsheet
Poland Por River Valley site factsheet
Poland Siemianowka Reseirvoir site factsheet
Poland Swidwie Site site factsheet
Poland Tysmienica river valley site factsheet
Poland Upper Narew River Valley site factsheet
Romania Balta Albă - Amara - Jirlău site factsheet
Romania Comana site factsheet
Romania Danube Delta site factsheet
Romania Dumbrăviţa - Rotbav - Măgura Codlei site factsheet
Romania Dunărea Veche (Braţul Măcin) site factsheet
Romania Fizes valley site factsheet
Romania Iazurile de pe Văile Ibănesei - Başeului - Podrigăi site factsheet
Romania Lake Strachina site factsheet
Romania Mândra wetlands site factsheet
Romania Măxineni site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Kileinoye bog site factsheet
Serbia Jegricka site factsheet
Serbia Obedska bara site factsheet
Slovakia Medzibodrozie site factsheet
Slovakia Parízske marshes site factsheet
Slovakia Poiplie site factsheet
Slovenia Lake Cerknica site factsheet
Slovenia River Mura site factsheet
Spain Llobregat delta site factsheet
Ukraine Konka river mouth site factsheet
Ukraine Pryp'yat' river valley site factsheet
Ukraine Shats'ki lakes site factsheet
Ukraine Stokhod river valley site factsheet
Ukraine Udaj river valley site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels) suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels) suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Wastewater Treatment Areas suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Shrub Dominated Wetlands suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Biological resource use Gathering terrestrial plants / Unintentional effects (species is not the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Natural system modifications Dams & water management/use / Abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Natural system modifications Dams & water management/use / Dams (size unknown) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Zapornia parva. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014.

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 Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)
Species name author (Scopoli, 1769)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,450,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species