Charadrius veredus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Charadrius veredus
Species Authority: Gould, 1848
Common Name(s):
English Oriental Plover, Oriental Dotterel

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Australia; China; Christmas Island; Hong Kong; Indonesia; Mongolia; Papua New Guinea; Russian Federation; Solomon Islands; Timor-Leste; Viet Nam
Brunei Darussalam; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Fiji; Greenland; India; Japan; Kazakhstan; Korea, Republic of; Malaysia; New Zealand; Palau; Philippines; Seychelles; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Vanuatu
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Population [top]

Population: The global population estimate has been increased to 160,000 individuals based on the results of surveys at Eighty Mile Beach in north-western Australia in February 2010, during which c.144,300 birds were counted, combined with a previous estimate that c.91% of the global population winters in Australia.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater; Marine

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Charadrius veredus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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