Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ardeidae
Scientific name Ardea purpurea Common name Purple Heron
Population name purpurea, West Europe & West Mediterranean/West Africa
Breeding range Italy, Mallorca, Iberia, France, Netherlands, Germany + NW Africa Non-breeding range Sub-Saharan (mainly West) Africa
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 11,500 12,100 [R431]
WPE 1 1993 1993 10,000 25,000 [R665]
WPE 4 0 0 11,500 12,100 [R431]
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1986 2008 12,500 13,100 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 4 1986 1999 11,500 12,100 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 5 1986 1999 11,500 12,100 Expert opinion [R431]
CSR 6 2000 2012 32,500 37,500 Expert opinion [S8487] [R1362] [R1361] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1980 1990 DEC [R589]
WPE 1 1982 1992 DEC [R665]
WPE 4 1985 2005 DEC [R668]
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1990 2008 INC Reasonable [T5415] [R1280]
CSR 4 1995 2005 DEC Poor
CSR 5 1990 2000 INC Reasonable [T2312] [R63]
CSR 6 2000 2012 DEC Reasonable [T6482] [R1362] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 120
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 4 2006 120
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 130
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R431 - Marion, L. Ulenaers, P. and van Vessem, J. 2000. Herons in Europe. Pp 1-31 in: Heron Conservation (James.A. Kushlan and Heinz Hafner, Eds.). Academic Press, London.
  • R589 - Sibley, C.G. and Monroe, B.L. 1990. Distribution and Taxonomy of Birds of the World. Yale University Press, New Haven and London.
  • R665 - Unpublished information provided by IWRB Specialist Research Groups
  • R668 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 2006.
  • R1280 - Marion, L. 2009. Recensement national des H?rons coloniaux de France en 2007 : H?ron cendr?, H?ron pourpr?, H?ron bihoreau, H?ron crabier, H?ron garde-boufs, Aigrette garzette, Grande Aigrette. Alauda 77 : 243-268.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R1362 - European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (in prep) Population and trend data provided by the EU Member States in the frame of their reporting under Article 12 of the EU Birds Directive. Online fact sheets. European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, Paris. URL: http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/activities/Reporting/Article_12/Reports_2013/Member_State_Deliveries. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • R1361 - BirdLife International, BTO, EBCC, CSO, IUCN, RSPB, SOVON, Wetlands International (in prep) Population and trend data provided to the European Red List of Birds Project funded by the European Commission. Digital dataset. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK. Accessed on 31 July 2014.
  • 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/
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist

Notes

  • T5415 - BirdLife International 2004b. Population increased in the Netherlands and Italy, remained stable in France and Portugal and fluctuated in Spain between 1990 and 2000, but increased in France by 47% between 2000 and 2008.
  • T2312 - 64. Population increased in the Netherlands, France and Italy, remained stable in Portugal and fluctuated in Spain between 1990 and 2000.
  • S8487 - 10,802-12.395 pairs in NL, DE, IT, FR, ES and PT (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Less than 300 in North Africa (Dodman, 2014)
  • T6482 - Massive, 70% decline reported from ES. 2003-2012: -5.82% - -6.13% p.a. decline. 1980-2012: +0.45% - +0.58% moderate increase (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.).
  • S8845 - 10,802-12.400 pairs in CH, NL, DE, IT, FR, ES and PT (BirdLife International 2015). Less than 300 in North Africa (Dodman, 2014)
  • T6818 - Long-term trend appears to be stable (BirdLife International 2015).



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