Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Onychoprion anaethetus Common name Bridled Tern
Population name antarcticus, Red Sea, E Africa, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea to W India
Breeding range Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, W India Non-breeding range Arabian Sea, Tropical Indian Ocean
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 0 0 100,000 1,000,000 [S2712] [R521]
WPE 1 0 0 150,000 150,000 [R165]
WPE 2 0 0 150,000 150,000 [R165]
WPE 3 0 0 150,000 150,000 [R165]
WPE 5 2005 2005 750,000 1,050,000 Best guess [S7412] [R905]
CSR 4 2005 2005 750,000 1,050,000 Best guess [S2714] [R905]
CSR 5 2005 2005 750,000 1,050,000 Best guess [S2714] [R905]
CSR 6 2003 2009 1,500,000 1,650,000 Expert opinion [S8248] [R1343]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1983 1998 Unknown [R521]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
CSR 6 2003 2012 STA Poor [T6248] [R1344] [R1345]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 10000
WPE 1 1994 1500
WPE 2 1997 1500
WPE 3 2002 1500
WPE 5 2012 8900
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R521 - PERSGA/GEF. 2003. Status of Breeding Seabirds in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. PERSGA Technical Series No. 8. PERSGA, Jeddah.
  • R165 - Croxall, J.P., Evans, P.G.H. and Schreiber, R.W. (eds.). 1984. Status and Conservation of the World's Seabirds. ICBP Technical Publication No. 2. Cambridge, UK.
  • R905 - Dodman, T. 2007. Population sizes and status of tropical and sub-tropical seabird populations proposed for inclusion in the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement in 2005 and of additional candidate species. Report to AEWA, Wetlands International.
  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • R1343 - Angel, A. & Wanless, R.M. 2014 Report on numbers, trends and conservation status of tropical seabird species included in the Agreement. Project report to Wetlands International.
  • R1344 - Tayefeh, F. H., Zakaria, M., Amini, H., Ghasemi, S., & Ghasemi, M. 2011. Breeding waterbird populations of the islands of the Northern Persian Gulf, Iran. Journal homepage: www. wesca. net, 6(1).
  • 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

  • S2712 - 528: 130,000 breeding pairs (390,000 individuals) in eastern Red Sea, 8,500 pairs (25,500 individuals) in Sudanese Red Sea, 500 pairs (1,500 individuals) in Egyptian Red Sea, where increasing, & 1,100 pairs (3,300 individuals) Socotra. Large colonies on N. Somali coast. A8 ascribe Somali birds to antarctica.
  • S7412 - At least 250,000 pairs in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Gulf.
  • S2714 - At least 250,000 pairs in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Arabian Gulf.
  • S8248 - Revised estimate is based on improved data from Eritrea, Arabia and Iran.
  • T6248 - Iranian population appears to be stable or slightly increasing during the period of 2003 and 2012, but no trend data is available from the rest of the range.



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