Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Thalasseus bengalensis Common name Lesser Crested Tern
Population name bengalensis, Gulf/Southern Asia
Breeding range Persian Gulf, Pakistan coast, Maldive & ?Laccadive Is Non-breeding range Indian Ocean S to Sri Lanka and possibly South Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 60,000 60,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 60,000 60,000 [R519]
WPE 3 0 0 150,000 180,000 [R579]
WPE 4 0 0 150,000 180,000 [R579]
WPE 5 1995 1995 150,000 180,000 Expert opinion [R579]
CSR 4 1995 1995 150,000 180,000 Expert opinion [R579]
CSR 5 1995 1995 150,000 180,000 Expert opinion [R579]
CSR 6 0 0 286,000 286,000 Expert opinion [S8432] [R1330] [R1431]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown
CSR 4 0 0 Unknown
CSR 5 0 0 Unknown
CSR 6 2003 2012 INC Poor [T6430] [R1345] [R1431]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 600
WPE 2 1997 600
WPE 3 2002 1700
WPE 4 2006 1700
WPE 5 2012 1600
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

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.
  • R579 - Scott, D.A. in press, 2002. Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory Waterbirds in the Agreement Area. Update Report to African Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement Secretariat
  • R1330 - Jennings, M.C. 2010. Atlas of Breeding Birds of Arabia. Fauna of Arabia Vol. 25. Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Frankfurt, Germany and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • R1431 - Tayafeh 2013
  • R1345 - Behrouzi-Rad, B. (2013). Breeding Species of waterbirds on 10 islands of Persian Gulf In 2009. Octa Journal of Environmental Research, 1(1), 52-64.

Notes

  • S8432 - 64,750-74,750 pairs in Arabia (Jennings, 2010). Further 27,554-30,799 in IR (Tayefeh, 2013).
  • T6430 - Based on data from IR, numbers show increase over the last decade (Behrouzi-Rad 2013, Tayafeh 2013).



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