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Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus

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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 77.1 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,030,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 8,020,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.8 - - -
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction (del Hoyo et al. 1996).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola Native Extant      
Australia Vagrant Extant      
Azerbaijan Native Extant   Yes Yes
Bahrain Native Extant     Yes
Botswana Native Extant      
Burundi Native Extant      
Cameroon Vagrant Extant      
China (mainland) Native Extant      
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (to Australia) Vagrant Extant      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant      
Cyprus Vagrant Extant      
Djibouti Vagrant Extant      
Egypt Native Extant      
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
France Vagrant Extant      
Gabon Vagrant Extant      
Germany Vagrant Extant      
Greece Vagrant Extant      
India Vagrant Extant      
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant     Yes
Iraq Native Extant     Yes
Israel Native Extant      
Italy Vagrant Extant      
Jordan Native Extant     Yes
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes    
Kenya Native Extant      
Kuwait Native Extant     Yes
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant     Yes
Lebanon Vagrant Extant     Yes
Malawi Native Extant      
Maldives Vagrant Extant      
Mali Vagrant Extant      
Malta Vagrant Extant      
Mozambique Native Extant      
Namibia Native Extant      
Nigeria Vagrant Extant      
Norway Vagrant Extant      
Oman Native Extant   Yes Yes
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant     Yes
Qatar Native Extant     Yes
Romania Vagrant Extant      
Russia (Central Asian) Vagrant Extant      
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes    
Rwanda Native Extant      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant     Yes
Seychelles Vagrant Extant      
Sierra Leone Vagrant Extant      
Somalia Native Extant      
South Africa Native Extant      
South Sudan Native Extant   Yes  
Sri Lanka Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
Swaziland Vagrant Extant      
Syria Native Extant     Yes
Tanzania Native Extant      
Turkey Vagrant Extant      
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes    
Uganda Native Extant      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant     Yes
United Kingdom Vagrant Extant      
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes    
Yemen Native Extant   Yes Yes
Zambia Native Extant      
Zimbabwe Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Iran, Islamic Republic of Incheh Borun lake and marshes site factsheet
Kazakhstan Sagyz site factsheet
Kenya Lake Turkana site factsheet
Namibia Etosha National Park site factsheet
Namibia Tsumkwe pan system site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area site factsheet
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area site factsheet
Tanzania Serengeti National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Singida lakes site factsheet
Uzbekistan Sudochye Lake site factsheet
Zambia Bangweulu Swamps site factsheet
Zambia Kafue Flats site factsheet
Zambia Kafue National Park site factsheet
Zambia Liuwa Plain National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Salt Exploitation Sites suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Salt Exploitation Sites suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Desert Hot suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable non-breeding
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Coastal Sand Dunes suitable breeding
Marine Coastal/Supratidal Coastal Sand Dunes suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc suitable non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable passage
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Scale Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Scale Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Charadrius asiaticus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2014.

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 Charadriidae (Plovers)
Species name author Pallas, 1773
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,030,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species