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Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus

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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 9,460,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 10,200,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as widespread and common throughout most of its range (Madge and McGowan 2002).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant   Yes    
Algeria Native Extant        
Chad Native Extant        
Djibouti Native Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
India Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant Yes      
Italy Vagrant Extant        
Jordan Native Extant       Yes
Kuwait Native Extant     Yes Yes
Libya Native Extant        
Mali Native Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Morocco Native Extant        
Niger Native Extant        
Oman Native Extant       Yes
Pakistan Native Extant        
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant        
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Syria Native Extant       Yes
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Vagrant Extant        
United Arab Emirates Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Western Sahara Native Extant Yes      
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Registan desert site factsheet
Algeria Belezma site factsheet
Algeria Béni Abbès site factsheet
Algeria Djebel Aissa site factsheet
Algeria Parc National de l'Ahaggar site factsheet
Algeria Parc National du Tassili N'Ajjer site factsheet
Djibouti Lac Abhé site factsheet
Egypt Ain Sukhna site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Maghara site factsheet
Egypt Quseima site factsheet
Egypt Wadi Gerafi site factsheet
Eritrea Dehalak Archipelago and offshore islands site factsheet
Eritrea Gulf of Zula site factsheet
Eritrea Massawa coast site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Sabari and Hamoun-i Hirmand site factsheet
Iraq Gasr Muhaiwir, Wadi Hauran site factsheet
Jordan Azraq site factsheet
Jordan Dana site factsheet
Libya Ghat oases site factsheet
Libya Zallaf site factsheet
Mauritania Chegga site factsheet
Mauritania El Mréiti site factsheet
Mauritania Tamreïkat site factsheet
Morocco Baie d'Ad Dakhla site factsheet
Morocco Dakhla area site factsheet
Morocco Jbel Krouz site factsheet
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat site factsheet
Morocco Msseyed site factsheet
Morocco Oued Mird site factsheet
Morocco Parc National de Souss-Massa and Aglou site factsheet
Morocco Piste de Tagdilt site factsheet
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré site factsheet
Sudan Khor Arba'at site factsheet
Sudan Mukawwar island and Dunganab bay site factsheet
Sudan Um Badr lake site factsheet
Tunisia Chott Djerid site factsheet
Tunisia Douz Laâla site factsheet
Tunisia Gafsa site factsheet
Tunisia Ghidma site factsheet
Tunisia Jbil site factsheet
Tunisia Kairouan plains site factsheet
Tunisia Sebkhet Nouaïel site factsheet
Tunisia Snam site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major breeding
Desert Hot major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater Springs and Oases suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater Springs and Oases suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

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: Pterocles senegallus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014.

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 Pteroclidae (Sandgrouse)
Species name author (Linnaeus, 1771)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 9,460,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change