Population information

Order name Charadriiformes
Family name Glareolidae
Scientific name Glareola maldivarum Common name Oriental Pratincole
Population name E-SE Asia, Australia
Breeding range S Siberia, NE Mongolia, E China, Taiwan, Japan, Indochina, Philippines Non-breeding range SE Asia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, Philippines?
Red List Category Least Concern
Ramsar regions Asia Oceania
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
EAAF Partnership
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 67,000 67,000 [R689]
WPE 3 0 0 75,000 75,000 [R35]
WPE 4 0 0 2,880,000 2,880,000 [S2031] [R596]
WPE 5 2004 2004 2,880,000 2,880,000 Census based [S7164] [R596] [R1087]

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 1997 670
WPE 3 2002 750
WPE 4 2006 20000
WPE 5 2012 28800

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.
  • 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.
  • R596 - Sitters, H., Minton, C., Collins, P., Etheridge, B., Hassell, C., and O'Connor, F. 2003. Extraordinary numbers of Oriental Pratincoles in NW Australia. Wader Study Group Bulletin 103: 26-31.
  • R1087 - Hassell, C. and Piersma, T. 2010. Record numbers of grasshopper-eating shorebirds (Oriental Pratincole, Oriental Plover, Little Curlew) on coastal West-Kimberley grasslands, Western Australia, in mid February 2010. Stilt 57: 36-38.

Notes

  • S2031 - 603: on 7 February 2004, 2.88 million were counted by aerial survey on 80 Mile Beach, NW Australia, representing a 38 fold increase in the estimate for this population. This assumed to comprise the bulk of the world population. For populations over 2 million birds, Ramsar criterion 5 (20,000 or more waterbirds) applies.
  • S7164 - Another occurrence of large numbers in NW Australia: more than 0.5 million recorded in an incomplete survey in February 2010.



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