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Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa



Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcde+3bcde+4bcde

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Justification of Red List category
Although this species is widespread and has a large global population, its numbers have declined rapidly in parts of its range owing to changes in agricultural practices. Overall, the global population is estimated to be declining at such a rate that the species qualifies as Near Threatened.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 30,300,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Oceanic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Limosa limosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.