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Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus

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) 4,820,000 medium
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 in most parts of its range, although uncommon in northern west Africa and common to abundant in Algeria (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
Afghanistan Native Extant      
Algeria Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
Egypt Native Extant      
India Native Extant      
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant      
Israel Native Extant      
Jordan Native Extant   Yes  
Libya Native Extant      
Mali Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Mauritania Native Extant      
Morocco Native Extant      
Niger Native Extant      
Oman Native Extant      
Pakistan Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Tunisia Native Extant      
Western Sahara Native Extant      
Yemen Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Algeria Béni Abbès site factsheet
Algeria Parc National de l'Ahaggar site factsheet
Algeria Parc National du Tassili N'Ajjer site factsheet
Chad Fada Archei site factsheet
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim site factsheet
Chad Tibesti massif site factsheet
Egypt El Qasr desert site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Elba site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Maghara site factsheet
Egypt Nabq Protected Area site factsheet
Egypt Quseima site factsheet
Egypt St Katherine Protectorate site factsheet
Egypt The Abraq area site factsheet
Egypt Wadi Gerafi site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kavir region site factsheet
Jordan Dana site factsheet
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa site factsheet
Mauritania Chegga site factsheet
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya site factsheet
Mauritania El Mréiti site factsheet
Mauritania Ibi (Graret el Frass) site factsheet
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill site factsheet
Mauritania Tamreïkat site factsheet
Mauritania Tinigart site factsheet
Mauritania Wad Initi site factsheet
Mauritania Wagchogda 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
Morocco Zone Humide de Laayoune site factsheet
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré site factsheet
Oman Jiddat al Harasis site factsheet
Sudan Wadi Halfa site factsheet
Tunisia Kairouan plains site factsheet
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1200 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 coronatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014.

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 Pteroclididae (Sandgrouse)
Species name author Lichtenstein, 1823
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,820,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species