Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii

Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: (Gray, 1831)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2b+4b

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Justification of Red List category
This species was recently impacted heavily by extreme drought in Australia which caused a reduction in its population size thought to have approached 30%. For this reason it is assessed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 20000-39000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,580,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Gallinago hardwickii. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/lathams-snipe-gallinago-hardwickii on 01/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/12/2023.