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Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica



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Red List Category

Criteria: A2abc+3bc+4abc

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Justification of Red List category
This species has an extremely large range and consists of several subpopulations using different flyways. The lapponica subspecies which breeds and winters within Europe is thought to be experiencing an increase in the wintering population but the breeding trend is unknown. Of the taymyrensis subspecies which breeds in Siberia the population wintering in west and south-west Africa is estimated to be declining whilst the trend for the population wintering in south and south-west Asia and east Africa is not known. Two subspecies, menzbieri and baueri, use the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and are both undergoing extremely rapid declines, probably owing to severe habitat loss in the Yellow Sea. As a result of severe declines in populations using the East Asian-Australasian Flyway the species has been uplisted to Near Threatened; it almost meets the requirements for listing as threatened under criteria A2abc+3bc+4abc.

Population size: mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,470,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern - Species listed by US Fish and Wildlife Service
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
Realm - Nearctic - realm
Realm - Neotropical - realm
Realm - Oceanic - realm
Realm - Palearctic - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Limosa lapponica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016.