Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Gallinula chloropus Common name Common Moorhen
Population name chloropus, Europe & North Africa
Breeding range Europe, N Africa Non-breeding range Europe, N & Sub-Saharan 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 1970 1990 2,600,000 4,500,000 [R69]
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 1990 2000 2,700,000 5,100,000 [S511] [R63]
WPE 5 1990 2000 2,700,000 5,100,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 2,700,000 5,100,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 5 1990 2000 2,700,000 5,100,000 Expert opinion [R63]
CSR 6 1990 2012 2,700,000 5,100,000 Expert opinion [S8288] [R1362] [R1361] [R63] [R1371]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 1970 1990 STA [R69]
WPE 1 1983 1993 STA [R70]
WPE 2 1983 1993 STA [R70]
WPE 4 1990 2000 STA [R63]
WPE 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63]
CSR 4 1990 2000 STA Poor [T458] [R63] [R904]
CSR 5 1990 2000 STA Poor [R63]
CSR 6 2000 2012 STA Reasonable [T6288] [R1362] [R1361] [R1382]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 2002 20000
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 4 2006 20000
WPE 5 2012 37100
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

References

  • R69 - BirdLife International/European Bird Census Council. 2000. European bird populations: estimates and trends. Cambridge, UK. BirdLife International Conservation Series No. 10.
  • R70 - BirdLife International/European Birds Census Council, European Birds Database. Accessed March 1994.
  • R63 - BirdLife International (2004)b. Birds in Europe, population estimates, trends and conservation status. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. (BirdLife Conservation Series No. 12).
  • R904 - Wetlands International. November 2007. Unpublished population trend analysis based on the IWC database of January counts in Europe using TRIM software.
  • 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/
  • R1382 - EBCC, RSPB, BirdLife International & Statistics Netherlands. 2014. Trends of common birds in Europe, 2014 update. URL: http://www.ebcc.info/index.php?ID=557
  • R1549 - BirdLife International 2015. European Red List of Birds. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. http://datazone.birdlife.org/info/euroredlist
  • 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
  • R1551 - EBCC, RSPB, BirdLife International & Statistics Netherlands. 2016. Trends of common birds in Europe, 2016 update. URL: http://www.ebcc.info/index.php?ID=612

Notes

  • S511 - 64: European breeding population 900,000-1,700,000 pairs (2,700,000 - 5,100,000 individuals). For populations over 2 million birds, Ramsar Convention criterion 5 (20,000 or more waterbirds) applies.
  • T458 - 914. Increases in Baltic, NW & Central Europe offset by decreases in W & E Mediterranean/Black Sea.
  • S8288 - 734,622-1,101,598 pairs in 28 European countries or territories (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). In addition, 164,102-305,904 pairs can be assumed in AL, BY, HR, CZ, GR, LI, MK, MD, NO, RU, RS, ME, CH, TR and UA based on BirdLife International (2004). This yields an estimate of 2,700,000-4,250,000 individuals in Europe. Common resident in NW Africa, but no estimate is available (Dodman, 2014).
  • T6288 - The overall trend is stable for the period 2000-2012: -2.38% - +1.59% p.a. (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Breeding population is stable in W Europe according to the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (EBCC/RSPB/BirdLife/Statistics Netherlands).
  • S9002 - 908,962-1,436,708 pairs in Europe (BirdLife International 2015). Common resident in NW Africa, but no estimate is available (Dodman, 2014).
  • T7084 - Trend based on IWC counts indicate a short-term decline (Wetlands International 2017). This agrees well with trend based on common breeding bird monitoring (EBCC et al. 2016). BirdLife International (2015) classified the trend as stable.



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