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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 Resident
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 Arys-Karaktau State Reserved Zone site factsheet
Kazakhstan Donyz-Tau cliff faces site factsheet
Kazakhstan Sagyz site factsheet
Kazakhstan Zhusandala site factsheet
Kenya Lake Turkana site factsheet
Namibia Etosha National Park site factsheet
Namibia Tsumkwe pan system site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Manyara 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 Barotse Floodplains 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 26/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014.

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