Population information

Order name Pelicaniformes
Family name Pelecanidae
Scientific name Pelecanus philippensis Common name Spot-billed Pelican
Population name South Asia
Breeding range NE & SE India, Sri Lanka Non-breeding range E India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 10,000 10,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 10,000 10,000 [R519]
WPE 3 1999 1999 2,500 5,000 [R68]
WPE 4 0 0 9,000 12,000 [S4490] [R357]
WPE 5 0 0 9,000 12,000 [S6514] [R357]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 2 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 3 1977 1991 DEC [R519]
WPE 4 0 0 STA
WPE 5 0 0 STA

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 100
WPE 2 1997 100
WPE 3 2002 40
WPE 4 2006 135
WPE 5 2012 100

References

  • 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.
  • R68 - BirdLife International. (2000). Threatened Birds of the World. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife international
  • R357 - Kannan, V. and Manakadan, R. 2005. The status and distribution of Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis in southern India. Forktail 21: 9.

Notes

  • S4490 - 178 estimates Indian population as 8,000-10,000; 203: 3,000 in Sri Lanka, and recovering after colony destroyed by armed conflict in 2001. 360: 2,850-3,700 in Southern India. 134: 3,000 in Assam.
  • S6514 - 178 estimates Indian population as 8,000-10,000; 203: 3,000 in Sri Lanka, and recovering after colony destroyed by armed conflict in 2001. 360: 2,850-3,700 in Southern India. 134: 3,000 in Assam.



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