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Altai Snowcock Tetraogallus altaicus

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 not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 819,000
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) 5 - - -
Trend justification: Populations are believed to be declining locally owing to over-hunting, habitat degradation and collection for use in traditional medicine (del Hoyo et al 1994).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
China (mainland) Native Extant       Yes
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Mongolia Native Extant       Yes
Russia (Asian) Native Extant       Yes
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Mongolia Govi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain site factsheet
Mongolia Ikh Bogd Mountain site factsheet
Mongolia Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain site factsheet
Mongolia Khokh Serkhiin Nuruu site factsheet
Mongolia Tsengel Khairkhan Mountain site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Dzhulukul' depression site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Kurkure mountain site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Plateau Ukok site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Shapshal ridge site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Talduair mountain range site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Temperate suitable resident
Grassland Tundra suitable resident
Altitude 400 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Medicine Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Tetraogallus altaicus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/07/2014.

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 Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Species name author (Gebler, 1836)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 819,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species