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Collared Plover Charadrius collaris

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 28.3 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 15,000,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 670-6700 poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.2 - - -
Population justification: The population is estimated to number 1,000-10,000 individuals, roughly equating to 670-6,700 mature individuals.
Trend justification: The overall population trend is decreasing, although some populations have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Antigua and Barbuda Native Extant      
Argentina Native Extant      
Aruba (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Barbados Native Extant      
Belize Native Extant   Yes  
Bolivia Native Extant      
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Brazil Native Extant      
Chile Native Extant      
Colombia Native Extant      
Costa Rica Native Extant      
Curaçao (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
Dominica Native Extant      
Ecuador Native Extant      
El Salvador Native Extant      
French Guiana Native Extant      
Grenada Native Extant Yes    
Guatemala Native Extant      
Guyana Native Extant      
Honduras Native Extant      
Martinique (to France) Native Extant      
Mexico Native Extant      
Montserrat (to UK) Native Extant      
Nicaragua Native Extant      
Panama Native Extant      
Paraguay Native Extant      
Peru Native Extant      
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Native Extant      
St Kitts and Nevis Native Extant      
St Lucia Native Extant      
St Martin (to France) Vagrant Extant   Yes  
St Vincent and the Grenadines Native Extant      
Suriname Native Extant      
Trinidad and Tobago Native Extant     Yes
Uruguay Native Extant Yes    
USA Native Extant      
Venezuela Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Argentina Laguna Melincué site factsheet
Colombia Ciénaga Grande, Isla de Salamanca and Sabana Grande RAMSAR biosphere reserve site factsheet
Costa Rica Central Pacific Mangrooves site factsheet
Costa Rica Nicoya Gulf mangroves and coastal areas site factsheet
Ecuador Ciénaga de La Segua site factsheet
Ecuador Reserva Ecológica Arenillas site factsheet
French Guiana Amana site factsheet
Honduras Parque Nacional Patuca site factsheet
Honduras Río Plátano site factsheet
Mexico Istmo de Tehuantepec-Mar Muerto site factsheet
Paraguay Laguna Ganzo site factsheet
Paraguay Lagunas Saladas - Riacho Yacaré site factsheet
Paraguay Parque Nacional Tinfunqué - Estero Patiño site factsheet
Trinidad and Tobago West Coast Mudflats site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Marine Intertidal Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major resident
Altitude 0 - 800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Charadrius collaris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014.

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 Charadriidae (Plovers)
Species name author Vieillot, 1818
Population size 670-6700 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 15,000,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species