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 Chlamydotis undulata
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
2012 Vulnerable
2008 Vulnerable
2004 Vulnerable
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type continent
Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Algeria Native Extant Yes      
Armenia Native Extant   Yes    
Austria Vagrant Extant        
Azerbaijan Native Extant       Yes
Bahrain Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Belgium Vagrant Extant        
Bhutan Native Extant     Yes  
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Cyprus Vagrant Extant        
Czech Republic Vagrant Extant        
Denmark Vagrant Extant        
Egypt Native Extant Yes      
Finland Vagrant Extant        
France Vagrant Extant        
Germany Vagrant Extant        
Greece Vagrant Extant        
India Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant     Yes Yes
Iraq Native Extant     Yes Yes
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Italy Vagrant Extant        
Jordan Native Extant       Yes
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kuwait Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Latvia Vagrant Extant        
Lebanon Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Libya Native Extant Yes      
Malta Vagrant Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant Yes      
Mongolia Native Extant Yes      
Morocco Native Extant Yes      
Nepal Unknown Extant     Yes  
Netherlands Vagrant Extant        
Oman Native Extant     Yes Yes
Pakistan Native Extant Yes      
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant   Yes    
Poland Vagrant Extant        
Portugal Vagrant Extant        
Qatar Vagrant Extant        
Romania Vagrant Extant        
Russia (Asian) Vagrant Extant        
Russia (Central Asian) Vagrant Extant        
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Slovakia Vagrant Extant        
Slovenia Vagrant Extant        
Spain Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Sweden Vagrant Extant        
Switzerland Vagrant Extant        
Syria Native Extant       Yes
Tajikistan Native Extant   Yes    
Tunisia Native Extant Yes      
Turkey Native Extinct Yes      
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
Ukraine Vagrant Extant        
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes    
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant        
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Hamun-i-Puzak site factsheet
Afghanistan North-western steppe site factsheet
Afghanistan Registan desert site factsheet
China (mainland) Baytik Shan site factsheet
China (mainland) Burgen River Valley site factsheet
China (mainland) Ebi Nur and Kuytun River site factsheet
China (mainland) Karamay Mountains site factsheet
China (mainland) Mori Grassland site factsheet
India Banni Grassland and Chhari Dhand site factsheet
India Desert National Park site factsheet
India Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahram-e-Gour Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Gabi site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hormod Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kalmand Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Lake Bakhtegan, Lake Tashk and Kamjan marshes site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Monde Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Touran site factsheet
Israel Cliffs of Zin and the Negev highlands site factsheet
Israel Western Negev site factsheet
Jordan Azraq site factsheet
Jordan Burqu' site factsheet
Jordan Wadi Araba site factsheet
Kazakhstan Altyn-Emel National Park site factsheet
Kazakhstan Arys-Karaktau State Reserved Zone site factsheet
Kazakhstan Lower reaches of the Sarysu River site factsheet
Kazakhstan Telikol Lakes site factsheet
Kazakhstan Zhagabulak Forest site factsheet
Kazakhstan Zhusandala site factsheet
Mongolia Achit Lake site factsheet
Mongolia Boon Tsagaan Lake site factsheet
Mongolia Borzon Gobi site factsheet
Mongolia Galba Gobi site factsheet
Mongolia Khasagt Khairkhan Mountain site factsheet
Oman Jiddat al Harasis site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Harrat al-Harrah site factsheet
Spain Cuchillete de Buenavista-gully of La Torre-Los Alares site factsheet
Spain Famara sandy plain site factsheet
Spain Isthmus of Jandía sandy plain site factsheet
Spain Lajares sandy plain-Cotillo-Ezquinzo site factsheet
Spain Los Molinos gully-Plain of La Laguna site factsheet
Spain Peninsula of Jandía site factsheet
Spain Plains of La Corona-Las Honduras site factsheet
Spain Plains of Mareta-Hoya de la Yegua site factsheet
Spain Sandy plain of Corralejo site factsheet
Syria Jabal al-Bishri site factsheet
Syria Jabal Sis site factsheet
Syria Sabkhat al-Jabboul site factsheet
Syria Tadmur desert and mountains site factsheet
Syria Wadi al-Azib site factsheet
Tajikistan Kayrakkum Reservoir site factsheet
Turkmenistan Badhyz site factsheet
Turkmenistan Garabil site factsheet
Turkmenistan Repetek site factsheet
Uzbekistan Buzaubay site factsheet
Uzbekistan Dzheiran Ecocentre site factsheet
Uzbekistan Karakyr Lakes site factsheet
Uzbekistan Karnabchul Steppe site factsheet
Uzbekistan Kattakurgan Reservoir site factsheet
Uzbekistan Northern part of the Assake-Audan depression site factsheet
Uzbekistan Northern shore of Aydarkul Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan Rogatoe Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan Saiga Nature Sanctuary site factsheet
Uzbekistan Sudochye Lake site factsheet
Uzbekistan The desert around Kurkuduk village site factsheet


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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Chlamydotis undulata. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016.

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 Not Recognised
Family Otididae (Bustards)
Species name author (Jacquin, 1784)
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species