Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Gallinula chloropus Common name Common Moorhen
Population name chloropus, West & South-west Asia
Breeding range West & W Central Asia Non-breeding range SW Asia, Central Asia, Caspian
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Europe
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
EUBD
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1987 1991 100,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 2 1987 1991 100,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 3 1987 1991 100,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 4 1987 1991 100,000 1,000,000 [R519]
WPE 5 1987 1991 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R519]
CSR 4 1987 1991 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R519]
CSR 5 1987 1991 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [R519]
CSR 6 1990 2012 2,700,000 4,300,000 Expert opinion [S8289] [R1362] [R1361]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown
CSR 4 0 0 Unknown
CSR 5 0 0 Unknown
CSR 6 2000 2012 STA Reasonable [T6289] [R1382] [R1362] [R1361]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 2002 10000
WPE 4 2006 10000
WPE 5 2012 10000
CSR 4 0 -1
CSR 5 0 -1
CSR 6 0 -1

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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Notes

  • S8289 - 734,622-1,101,598 pairs in the EU (European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, in prep., BirdLife International et al., in prep.). Further 164,102-305,904 pairs in other European countries. This yields a breed population estimate of 2,700,000-4,300,000 indiviidials.
  • T6289 - Both the overall trend derived from national estimates and the EBCC indicates that the population is stable. IWC counts only include a small proportion of this highly dispersed species.
  • S8924 - Erroneous entry in CSR6. In the absence of any information, old estimate is maintained.



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