Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Threskiornithidae
Scientific name Platalea leucorodia Common name Eurasian Spoonbill
Population name archeri, Red Sea & Somalia
Breeding range Red Sea & Somalia Non-breeding range
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 1,500 2,250 [S4415] [R521]
WPE 1 1987 1991 500 1,500 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 500 1,500 [R519]
WPE 3 0 0 1,250 1,250 [R487]
WPE 5 1999 1999 1,500 2,250 Expert opinion [R521]
CSR 4 1999 1999 1,500 2,250 Expert opinion [R521]
CSR 5 1999 1999 1,500 2,250 Expert opinion [R521]
CSR 6 1996 2007 2,500 4,500 Best guess [S8507] [R1335] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 4 1989 1999 DEC [R521]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1989 1999 DEC Poor [R521]
CSR 4 1989 1999 DEC Poor [R521]
CSR 5 1989 1999 DEC Poor [R521]
CSR 6 1980 2007 DEC Poor [T6504] [R1335] [R1405]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 4 2006 20
WPE 1 1994 10
WPE 2 1997 10
WPE 3 2002 15
WPE 5 2012 20
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.
  • 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.
  • R487 - Newton, S. In litt. 2002
  • R1335 - Triplet, P., Overdijk, O., Smart, M., Nagy, S., Schneider-Jacoby, M., Karauz, E.S., Pigniczki, Cs., Baha El Din, S., Kralj, J., Sandor, A., Navedo, J.G. (Compilers). 2008. International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia. AEWA Technical Series No.35. Bonn, Germany. URL: http://www.eurosite.org/files/International_SSAP_Conservation_Eurasian_Spoonbill.pdf for main document and http://www.unep-aewa.org/sites/default/files/publication/ts_35_ssap_eurasian_spoonbill_annexes_0.pdf for Annexes including national population estimates.
  • 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/
  • R1405 - Shobrak, M., Alsuhaybany, A. & Al-Sagheir, O. (compliers) 2003. Regional Status of Breeding Seabirds in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. URL: http://www.persga.org/Files/Common/Sea_Birds/Reginal_Status_of_Seabirds.pdf

Notes

  • S4415 - 493: 500 pairs / 1,250 individuals. 528: 200-500 pairs in Sudan, 130 in Saudi Arabia, 30-50 in Egypt, 33 in Yemen, 4 in Djibouti. Common breeding resident in NE Somalia (18). 198 estimates 200 pairs from Eritrea to Somalia.
  • S8507 - Triplet et al (2008) accounted for 894-1357 pairs. However, Dodman (2014) considered that the estimate for Eritrea is too low and that broader range is needed to accommodate unknown/outdated numbers from e.g. Sudan and Somalia.
  • T6504 - Overview in Shobrak et al. (2003). Decline reported from EG and DJ to Triplet et al. (2008).



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