Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Laridae
Scientific name Larus fuscus Common name Lesser Black-backed Gull
Population name barabensis, South-west Siberia/South-west Asia
Breeding range SW Siberia, N of L Balkhash Non-breeding range SW Asia, mainly shores of Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia
Notes Population added in WPE3. Sometimes considered a distinct species, Larus heuglini (barabensis).

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
AEWA
CAF Action Plan
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
WPE 5 0 0 -1 -1 No quality assessment
AEWA CSR 4 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
AEWA CSR 5 0 0 -1 -1 No estimate
AEWA CSR 6 -1 -1 -1 -1 No estimate
AEWA CSR 7 -1 -1 -1 -1 No estimate
AEWA CSR 8 2000 2020 1,200,000 1,800,000 Best guess [S9484] [R1628]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 3 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 4 0 0 Unknown No quality assessment
WPE 5 0 0 Unknown No idea
AEWA CSR 4 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
AEWA CSR 5 1990 2000 STA No idea [R66]
AEWA CSR 6 2003 2012 Unknown No idea
AEWA CSR 7 2003 2012 Unknown No idea
AEWA CSR 8 2009 2018 INC Poor [R1628]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 3 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 4 -1 -1 Not Set
WPE 5 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 4 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 5 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 6 -1 -1 Not Set
AEWA CSR 7 -1 -1
AEWA CSR 8 2021 14700

References

  • R66 - BirdLife International Website 2002
  • R1628 - Kalyakin, M., Morkovin, A. Voltzit, O., Sklyarenko, S., Urazaliyev, R., Kashkarov, R., Ten, A, Rustamov, E (2020): Breeding population estimates for selected waterbirds in West Siberia and Central Asia. Unpublished reports. Wetlands International & BirdLife International, Wageningen & Cambridge (UK).

Notes

  • S9484 - The size of the breeding population is estimated at 400,000-600,000 pairs, or 1,200,000-18,000,000 individuals after rounding in West Siberia based on data from the period of 2000-2020.



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Citation: Wetlands International (). "Waterbird Population Estimates" . Retrieved from wpe.wetlands.org on