|Scientific Name:||Cursorius cursor|
|Species Authority:||(Latham, 1787)|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International.|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Cursorius cursor (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into C. cursor and C. somalensis (including ssp. littoralis) following Pearson and Ash (1996) owing to morphological differences.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
This species has an extremely 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 appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to 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.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
Native:Afghanistan; Algeria; Bahrain; Burkina Faso; Cape Verde; Chad; Egypt; Greece; Hungary; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Mali; Malta; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Oman; Pakistan; Palestinian Territory, Occupied; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Spain; Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; United Arab Emirates; Uzbekistan; Western Sahara; Yemen
Vagrant:Austria; Belgium; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; France; Gambia; Germany; Ghana; Italy; Kazakhstan; Luxembourg; Montenegro; Netherlands; Nigeria; Norway; Portugal; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Sweden; Switzerland; United Kingdom
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|Population:||The global population size is unknown due to recent taxonomic splits.|
Trend Justification: The overall population trend is stable, although some populations have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2006).
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2015. Cursorius cursor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T22735845A85018805.Downloaded on 29 July 2016.|
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