Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Sterna repressa Common name White-cheeked Tern
Population name W South Asia, Red Sea, Gulf & Eastern Africa
Breeding range Red Sea S to S Somalia, Kenya, Persian Gulf to W India Non-breeding range Somalia & Kenya, Gulf of Oman, Pakistan & W Indian coasts
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 0 0 600,000 600,000 [R222]
WPE 2 0 0 600,000 600,000 [R222]
WPE 3 0 0 600,000 600,000 [R222]
WPE 4 0 0 600,000 600,000 [R222]
WPE 5 1982 1992 600,000 600,000 Expert opinion [R222]
CSR 4 1982 1992 600,000 600,000 Expert opinion [R222]
CSR 5 1982 1992 600,000 600,000 Expert opinion [R222]
CSR 6 1990 2008 275,000 400,000 Expert opinion [S8702] [R1330] [R1345] [R1431] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1982 1992 DEC [R222]
WPE 2 1982 1992 DEC [R222]
WPE 3 1982 1992 DEC [R222]
WPE 4 1982 1992 DEC [R222]
WPE 5 1982 1992 DEC Poor [R222]
CSR 4 1982 1992 DEC Poor [R222]
CSR 5 1982 1992 DEC Poor [R222]
CSR 6 1970 2010 UNC Poor [T6442] [R1330] [R1345] [R1431]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 6000
WPE 2 1997 6000
WPE 3 2002 6000
WPE 4 2006 6000
WPE 5 2012 6000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R222 - Evans, M. (pers. comm.). 1993. Data prepared for IWRB from BirdLife International/IWRB Middle East IBA project.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • R1431 - Tayafeh 2013
  • R1371 - Dodman, T. 2014. Status, Estimates and Trends of Waterbird Populations in Africa: AEWA-listed African populations. Wetlands International. (CSR6 African populations) URL: https://www.wetlands.org/publications/1304/

Notes

  • S8702 - Jennings (2010) accounts for 64,100-95,100 pairs in Arabia, Behrouzi-Rad (2013) and Tayafeh (2013) for 2000-2500 individuals in IR, Dodman (2014) for 25,560-36,580 pairs in Africa.
  • T6442 - Lot of islands were lost in Arabia, but birds probably moved to other islands (Jennings 2010). Shobrak et al. (2013) noted increase in the SA Red Sea. Decline in IR based on comparison of count data from Behrouzi-Rad (2013) and Tayafeh et al. (2013).



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