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Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans

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/Near Threatened
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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,070,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,250,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 12.3 - - -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bangladesh Native Extant Yes    
Bhutan Unknown Extant Yes    
Cambodia Native Extant Yes    
India Native Extant Yes    
Laos Native Extant      
Myanmar Native Extant Yes    
Nepal Native Extant Yes    
Pakistan Native Extant Yes    
Sri Lanka Native Extant Yes    
Thailand Native Extant Yes    
Vietnam Native Extant Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cambodia Ang Tropeang Thmor site factsheet
Cambodia Northern Santuk site factsheet
Cambodia Prek Toal site factsheet
Cambodia Stung Sen / Santuk / Baray site factsheet
Cambodia Veal Srongae site factsheet
India Chandaka - Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Danapur cantonment area site factsheet
India Kaliveli Tank and Yeduyanthittu estuary site factsheet
India Kolleru Lake Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Kulik (Raiganj) Bird Sanctuary site factsheet
India Mangal Jodi site factsheet
India Mokama Taal (Barah) Wetlands site factsheet
India Veeranam Lake site factsheet
India Wild Ass Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Thailand Bung Boraphet site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches suitable resident
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Seasonally Flooded Agricultural Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Anastomus oscitans. 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 Ciconiidae (Storks)
Species name author (Boddaert, 1783)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,070,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species