Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Charadriidae
Scientific name Vanellus miles Common name Masked Lapwing
Population name miles
Breeding range NE & S New Guinea, Aru Is, SE Wallacea, N Australia Non-breeding range
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Oceania
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 0 0 287,000 287,000 [R689]
WPE 2 0 0 287,000 287,000 [R689]
WPE 3 0 0 170,000 170,000 [R35]
WPE 4 2003 2003 100,000 1,000,000 [R341]
WPE 5 2004 2005 100,000 1,000,000 Best guess [S7005] [R341] [R1027] [R1101] [R1123]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 1982 1992 INC [R501]
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown
WPE 5 1982 2011 INC Poor [T4936] [R1101] [R1026]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 1994 2900
WPE 2 1997 2900
WPE 3 2002 1700
WPE 4 2006 10000
WPE 5 2012 10000

References

  • R689 - Watkins, D. 1993. A National Plan for Shorebird Conservation in Australia. Report to World Wide Fund for Nature. Prepared by the Australasian Wader Studies Group.
  • R501 - Ornithological Society of New Zealand. (pers. comm.). 1993. Unpublished data compiled for IWRB.
  • R35 - Bamford, M.J., Watkins, D.G., Bancroft, W. Tischler, G and Wahl, J. (2008). Migratory Shorebirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway; Population Estimates and Important Sites. Wetlands International - Oceania.
  • R341 - Jaensch, Roger, August 2005. Detailed data and notes on numbers and distribution of waterbirds in Australia, updated from Jaensch, 2003, and derived from more than 90 Australian sources including Wetlands International, Birds Australia and Jaensch, 2003,
  • R1027 - Bishop, K.D. 2003. A Review of the Avifauna of the TransFly Eco-region: the status, distribution, habitats and conservation of the region?s birds. Report to WWF South Pacific Program.
  • R1101 - Jaensch, R. April 2012. Detailed data and notes on numbers and trends of waterbirds in Australia and other parts of the Oceania region, in a spreadsheet prepared for Wetlands International - Oceania for the 5th edition of WPE.
  • R1123 - Melville, D.S. and Battley, P.F. 2006. Shorebirds in New Zealand. Stilt 50: 295-303.
  • R1026 - Birds Australia. 2012. Bittern Survey (2009-10). Online http://www.birdsaustralia.com.au/our-projects/bittern-survey.html accessed April 2012.

Notes

  • S7005 - No systematic attempt has been made to separately count the subspecies or hybrids in Australia; the WPE5 estimate covers both populations. Numbers an order of magnitude greater than for Banded Lapwing.
  • T4936 - Abundant and increasing, well adapted to agricultural and urban landscapes (thus greatly undercounted).



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