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Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,720,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 13,700,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population is estimated to number c.110,000-350,000 individuals (Wetlands International, 2006), while national population estimates include: < c.10,000 individuals on migration and c.1,000-10,000 wintering individuals in China; c.50-1,000 individuals on migration and c.50-1,000 wintering individuals in Taiwan and c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration in Russia (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: The overall population trend is stable, although some populations have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant     Yes  
Albania Native Extant   Yes    
Algeria Native Extant        
Angola Vagrant Extant        
Antigua and Barbuda Vagrant Extant        
Armenia Native Extant        
Australia Vagrant Extant        
Austria Native Extant        
Azerbaijan Native Extant        
Bahrain Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Bangladesh Native Extant        
Barbados Vagrant Extant        
Belarus Native Extant        
Belgium Native Extant   Yes    
Benin Native Extant        
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant        
Botswana Vagrant Extant        
Brunei Native Extant        
Bulgaria Native Extant   Yes    
Burkina Faso Native Extant        
Burundi Native Extant        
Cambodia Vagrant Extant        
Cameroon Native Extant        
Canada Native Extant        
Cape Verde Vagrant Extant        
Chad Native Extant        
China (mainland) Native Extant   Yes    
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant        
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant        
Croatia Native Extant     Yes  
Cyprus Native Extant        
Czech Republic Native Extant     Yes  
Denmark Native Extant     Yes  
Djibouti Vagrant Extant        
Dominica Vagrant Extant        
Egypt Native Extant        
Eritrea Native Extant        
Estonia Native Extant        
Ethiopia Native Extant        
Finland Native Extant Yes   Yes  
France Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Gambia Native Extant        
Georgia Native Extant        
Germany Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Ghana Native Extant        
Greece Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Guadeloupe (to France) Vagrant Extant        
Guam (to USA) Unknown Extant        
Guinea Native Extant        
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant        
Hong Kong (China) Native Extant        
Hungary Native Extant     Yes  
India Native Extant        
Indonesia Native Extant        
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Iraq Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Ireland Native Extant   Yes    
Israel Native Extant        
Italy Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Japan Native Extant        
Jordan Native Extant     Yes  
Kazakhstan Native Extant        
Kenya Native Extant        
Kuwait Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant        
Laos Native Extant        
Latvia Native Extant        
Lebanon Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Liberia Vagrant Extant        
Libya Native Extant        
Liechtenstein Vagrant Extant        
Luxembourg Vagrant Extant        
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant   Yes    
Malawi Vagrant Extant        
Malaysia Native Extant        
Maldives Vagrant Extant        
Mali Native Extant        
Malta Native Extant        
Martinique (to France) Vagrant Extant        
Mauritania Native Extant        
Micronesia, Federated States of Vagrant Extant        
Moldova Native Extant     Yes  
Mongolia Native Extant        
Montenegro Native Extant   Yes    
Montserrat (to UK) Vagrant Extant        
Morocco Native Extant        
Mozambique Vagrant Extant        
Myanmar Native Extant        
Nepal Native Extant        
Netherlands Native Extant   Yes    
Niger Native Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant        
North Korea Native Extant        
Norway Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Oman Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Pakistan Native Extant        
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Poland Native Extant     Yes  
Portugal Native Extant   Yes    
Qatar Native Extant     Yes  
Romania Native Extant     Yes  
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes      
Rwanda Native Extant        
Saudi Arabia Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Senegal Native Extant        
Serbia Native Extant   Yes    
Seychelles Native Extant        
Singapore Native Extant        
Slovakia Native Extant        
Slovenia Native Extant   Yes    
Somalia Native Extant        
South Africa Vagrant Extant        
South Korea Native Extant        
South Sudan Native Extant   Yes    
Spain Native Extant   Yes    
Sri Lanka Native Extant        
St Kitts and Nevis Vagrant Extant        
St Lucia Vagrant Extant        
St Vincent and the Grenadines Vagrant Extant        
Sudan Native Extant        
Sweden Native Extant Yes   Yes  
Switzerland Native Extant        
Syria Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Taiwan (China) Native Extant        
Tajikistan Native Extant        
Tanzania Native Extant        
Thailand Native Extant   Yes    
Timor-Leste Vagrant Extant        
Togo Vagrant Extant        
Trinidad and Tobago Vagrant Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant   Yes    
Turkmenistan Native Extant        
Uganda Native Extant        
Ukraine Native Extant     Yes  
United Arab Emirates Native Extant   Yes Yes  
United Kingdom Native Extant   Yes Yes  
USA Native Extant   Yes    
Uzbekistan Native Extant        
Vietnam Native Extant   Yes    
Yemen Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Zambia Vagrant Extant        
Zimbabwe Vagrant Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
China (mainland) Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Lianyungang saltworks site factsheet
Denmark Tøndermarsken, Magisterkog and Rudbøl Sø site factsheet
Finland Käsivarsi fjelds site factsheet
Finland Kevo site factsheet
Finland Lemmenjoki-Hammastunturi-Pulju site factsheet
Finland Oulu region wetlands site factsheet
Finland Pomokaira-Koitelaiskaira site factsheet
Finland Pori archipelago and wetlands site factsheet
Finland Saariselkä and Koilliskaira site factsheet
France Bassin d'Arcachon et Banc d'Arguin site factsheet
France Camargue site factsheet
France Lac du Der-Chantecoq et étangs latéraux site factsheet
Ghana Densu Delta Ramsar Site site factsheet
Ghana Keta Lagoon Ramsar Site site factsheet
Ghana Sakumo Lagoon Ramsar Site site factsheet
Ghana Songor Ramsar Site site factsheet
Italy Grado and Marano lagoon site factsheet
Mali Lac Débo - Lac Oualado Débo site factsheet
Mauritania Aftout es Sâheli site factsheet
Myanmar Gulf of Mottama site factsheet
Netherlands Balgzand site factsheet
Netherlands Dollard site factsheet
Netherlands Frisian Wadden Sea coast site factsheet
Netherlands Oosterschelde site factsheet
Netherlands Wadden Sea site factsheet
Netherlands Westerschelde and Saeftinghe site factsheet
Niger Mozagué reservoir site factsheet
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands site factsheet
Pakistan Indus Dolphin Reserve and Kandhkot wetlands site factsheet
Pakistan Taunsa Barrage Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Romania Buhuşu reservoir - Bacău - Tătărăşti site factsheet
Romania Cârja - Maţa - Rădeanu - Roşcani site factsheet
Romania Danube Delta site factsheet
Romania Prut river flood-plain - Vlădeşti - Frumuşiţa site factsheet
Russia (Asian) North-east Sakhalin lagoons site factsheet
Russia (Asian) Tyk and Viakhtu bays site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Upper and Middle Yuribey site factsheet
Russia (Central Asian) Valley of headwaters of the river Schuchya site factsheet
Russia (European) Lapland Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
South Korea Cheonsu Bay site factsheet
Sweden Lake Ånnsjön-Storlien site factsheet
Sweden Lake Tjålmejaure-Laisdalen valley site factsheet
Sweden River Umeälven delta site factsheet
Sweden Taavavuoma site factsheet
Sweden Vindelfjällen mountains (including Lake Tärnasjön) site factsheet
Thailand Inner Gulf of Thailand site factsheet
Thailand Nong Bong Kai site factsheet
Ukraine Syvash Bay site factsheet
Vietnam Nghia Hung site factsheet
Vietnam Tien Lang site factsheet
Vietnam Xuan Thuy site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Irrigated Land (includes irrigation channels) suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Ponds (below 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Salt Exploitation Sites suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Wastewater Treatment Areas suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Water Storage Areas (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Forest Boreal suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable non-breeding
Grassland Tundra suitable breeding
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Mud Flats and Salt Flats suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subarctic suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools (under 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Tundra Wetlands (incl. pools and temporary waters from snowmelt) suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Biological resource use Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources / Unintentional effects: (large scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects
Biological resource use Fishing & harvesting aquatic resources / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Whole (>90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Ecosystem degradation
Natural system modifications Dams & water management/use / Abstraction of ground water (unknown use) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Natural system modifications Dams & water management/use / Abstraction of surface water (unknown use) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Natural system modifications Dams & water management/use / Dams (size unknown) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Natural system modifications Other ecosystem modifications Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
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 Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Tringa erythropus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/08/2014.

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 Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)
Species name author (Pallas, 1764)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,720,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species