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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
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
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 Tjålmejaure-Laisdalen valley site factsheet
Sweden River Umeälven delta site factsheet
Sweden Taavavuoma 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 23/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014.

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 Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and allies)
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