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Brown-chested Lapwing Vanellus superciliosus

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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 752,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,360,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 670-17000 poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 8.9 - - -
Population justification: The population is estimated to number 1,000-25,000 individuals, roughly equating to 670-17,000 mature individuals.
Trend justification: The population trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the extent of threats to the species.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Benin Native Extant   Yes    
Burundi Native Extant        
Cameroon Native Extant Yes      
Central African Republic Native Extant Yes      
Chad Native Extant        
Congo Native Extant        
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant Yes      
Ghana Vagrant Extant        
Kenya Native Extant        
Mauritania Vagrant Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant Yes      
Rwanda Native Extant        
Tanzania Native Extant        
Togo Native Extant        
Uganda Native Extant        
Zambia Vagrant Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cameroon Bénoué National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch site factsheet
Central African Republic Bangui site factsheet
Central African Republic Bozoum site factsheet
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Savanna Dry major breeding
Savanna Dry major non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry 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 non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Vanellus superciliosus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014.

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 (Reichenow, 1886)
Population size 670-17000 mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 752,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change