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Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse Pterocles lichtensteinii

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) 3,830,000 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 generally frequent to locally common, although uncommon in west Africa, Sudan and Kenya (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 Unknown Extant       Yes
Algeria Native Extant       Yes
Chad Native Extant       Yes
Djibouti Native Extant       Yes
Egypt Native Extant       Yes
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Israel Native Extant       Yes
Jordan Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Libya Native Extant       Yes
Mali Native Extant       Yes
Mauritania Native Extant       Yes
Morocco Native Extant       Yes
Niger Native Extant       Yes
Oman Native Extant       Yes
Pakistan Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Senegal Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Somalia Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant        
Uganda Vagrant Extant   Yes    
United Arab Emirates Native Extant       Yes
Yemen Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
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
Djibouti Dôda site factsheet
Djibouti Forêt de Day site factsheet
Egypt Gebel Elba site factsheet
Egypt Nabq Protected Area site factsheet
Egypt St Katherine Protectorate site factsheet
Egypt The Abraq area site factsheet
Egypt Wadi Gerafi site factsheet
Eritrea Danakil lowlands site factsheet
Eritrea Gulf of Zula site factsheet
Eritrea Massawa coast site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit site factsheet
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area site factsheet
Israel Southern Arava valley and Elat mountains site factsheet
Mali Aguelhok site factsheet
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat site factsheet
Morocco Msseyed site factsheet
Morocco Oued Mird site factsheet
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré site factsheet
Sudan Khor Arba'at site factsheet
Sudan Um Badr lake site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Masafi - Tayibah area site factsheet
Yemen Ma'rib - Naqil Fardah - Baraqish site factsheet
Yemen Wadi Jahr site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Freshwater Springs and Oases suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Pterocles lichtensteinii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014.

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 Temminck, 1825
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,830,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change