Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Recurvirostridae
Scientific name Himantopus himantopus Common name Black-winged Stilt
Population name himantopus, Sri Lanka (ceylonensis)
Breeding range Sri Lanka Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes Geographical variation also claimed in S Africa and Sri Lanka, in respective forms meridionalis and ceylonensis, but both exhibit considerable overlap with other populations of nominate himantopus.

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 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 0 0 10,000 25,000 [S1454] [R595]
WPE 5 0 0 10,000 25,000 Best guess [S6854] [R595]

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 No idea

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 2006 250
WPE 5 2012 250

References

  • R595 - Siriwardena, D. and Warakagoda, U.in litt. 2005.

Notes

  • S1454 - 602: Counts in 1990s up to 18,600. The highest recent count was 5,466 in 2002. Lower counts in recent years may be due to reduced site coverage and poor weather conditions.
  • S6854 - 602: Counts in 1990s up to 18,600. The highest recent count was 5,466 in 2002. Lower counts in recent years may be due to reduced site coverage and poor weather conditions.



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