Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Rynchops albicollis Common name Indian Skimmer
Population name S & SE Asia
Breeding range E Pakistan, N & E India, Bangladesh, Myanmar; possibly extinct along Mekong River Non-breeding range
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 10,000 10,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 10,000 10,000 [R519]
WPE 3 1999 1999 2,500 10,000 [R68]
WPE 4 0 0 6,000 10,000 [S2072] [R409]
WPE 5 0 0 6,000 10,000 [S7179] [R409]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 2 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 3 1990 2000 DEC [R68]
WPE 4 1995 2005 DEC [R64]
WPE 5 1995 2005 DEC [R64]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 100
WPE 2 1997 100
WPE 3 2002 60
WPE 4 2006 80
WPE 5 2012 75

References

  • R519 - Perennou, C.P., Mundkur, T. and Scott, D.A. 1994. The Asian Waterfowl Census 1987-1991: distribution and status of Asian waterfowl. IWRB Spec. Publ. No. 24; AWB Spec. Publ. No. 86. Slimbridge, UK and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • R409 - Li, Z. W. D. and Mundkur, T. 2004. Numbers and distribution of Waterbirds and wetlands in the Asia-Pacific Region.Results of the Asian Waterbird Census 1997-2001. Wetlands International, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • R64 - BirdLife International. 2005. Threatened birds of the world 2005. Species factsheets available at?www.birdlife.org

Notes

  • S2072 - 415: 5,542 recorded in AWC 2001. 33: Estimated Indian population 2,500.
  • S7179 - Li & Mundkur (2004): 5,542 recorded in AWC 2001. 33: Estimated Indian population 2,500.



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