Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Threskiornithidae
Scientific name Platalea alba Common name African Spoonbill
Population name Sub-Saharan Africa
Breeding range Sub-Saharan Africa Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Africa
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 [R190]
WPE 1 1993 1993 1 25,000 [R665]
WPE 2 0 0 1 25,000 [R667]
WPE 5 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 10,000 100,000 Best guess [R190]
CSR 6 2003 2012 30,000 65,000 Expert opinion [S8612] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 4 1991 2001 STA [R190]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 4 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 5 1991 2001 STA Poor [R190]
CSR 6 2014 2014 STA Poor [T6605] [R1371] [R1381]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 1000
WPE 4 2006 1000
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 1000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • R665 - Unpublished information provided by IWRB Specialist Research Groups
  • R667 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 1997.
  • 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/
  • R1381 - Nagy, S., Flink, S., Langendoen, T. (2014) Waterbird trends 1988-2012: Results of trend analyses of data from the International Waterbird Census in the African-Eurasian Flyway. Wetlands International, Ede.
  • R1548 - Wetlands International (2017) Flyway trend analyses based on data from the African-Eurasian Waterbird Census from the period of 1967-2015. Ede, The Netherlands: Wetlands International. Temporary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/r76f4eyuhzu65co/AADzzQkhySsUDsmwFJUcHs91a?dl=0

Notes

  • S8612 - Review of information and data from across continent
  • T6605 - Increases and range expansion in some areas (Uganda / South Africa) but widespread increase not clear. No indication, however, of decline.



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