Population information

Order name Ciconiiformes
Family name Ciconiidae
Scientific name Anastomus lamelligerus Common name African Openbill
Population name lamelligerus, 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 1 1993 1993 25,000 1,000,000 [R665]
WPE 2 0 0 25,000 1,000,000 [R667]
WPE 3 2001 2001 300,000 500,000 [R190]
WPE 4 2001 2001 300,000 500,000 [R190]
WPE 5 2001 2001 300,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 4 2001 2001 300,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 5 2001 2001 300,000 500,000 Expert opinion [R190]
CSR 6 2001 2001 300,000 500,000 Expert opinion [S8667] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 2 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 3 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 4 1972 1982 STA [R94]
WPE 5 1972 1982 STA Poor [R94]
CSR 4 1972 1982 STA Poor [R94]
CSR 5 1972 1982 STA Poor [R94]
CSR 6 2003 2012 Unknown No idea [T6648] [R1371]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 4000
WPE 4 2006 4000
WPE 5 2012 3900
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1

References

  • R665 - Unpublished information provided by IWRB Specialist Research Groups
  • R94 - Brown, L.H., Urban, E.K. and Newman, K. 1982. The Birds of Africa. Volume I. Academic Press, London and New York.
  • R667 - Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands International Specialist Groups, 1997.
  • R190 - Dodman, T. 2002. Waterbird Population Estimates in Africa. Unpublished report to Wetlands International.
  • 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/
  • 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

  • S8667 - No recent data to suggest change.
  • T6648 - Threatened in several places; no recent records of huge flocks achieved in 1970s / 1980s.



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