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Burchell's Sandgrouse Pterocles burchelli

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) 1,220,000 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 Botswana, locally common in Transvaal state, South Africa; common in eastern Namibia, abundant in Gemsbok National Park and uncommon in Angola (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
Angola Native Extant       Yes
Botswana Native Extant       Yes
Namibia Native Extant       Yes
South Africa Native Extant       Yes
Zambia Native Extant       Yes
Zimbabwe Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Cutato site factsheet
Botswana Central Kalahari (Kgalagadi) and Khutse Game Reserves site factsheet
Botswana Chobe National Park site factsheet
Botswana Kgalakgadi Transfrontier Park site factsheet
Botswana Lake Ngami site factsheet
Botswana Linyanti swamp/Chobe river site factsheet
Botswana Makgadikgadi Pans site factsheet
Botswana Okavango Delta site factsheet
Botswana South-east Botswana site factsheet
Namibia Eastern Caprivi wetlands site factsheet
Namibia Etosha National Park site factsheet
Namibia Hobatere site factsheet
Namibia Mahango Game Reserve and Kavango river site factsheet
Namibia Tsumkwe pan system site factsheet
Namibia Waterberg Plateau Park site factsheet
South Africa Kalahari-Gemsbok National Park site factsheet
South Africa Kamfers Dam site factsheet
South Africa Spitskop Dam site factsheet
Zimbabwe Hwange National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major 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 - 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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Pterocles burchelli. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014.

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 Sclater, 1922
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,220,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change