Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis

Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because its moderately small population is feared to be declining slowly, probably largely as a result of predation and hunting on its wintering grounds. The intensity of hunting has decreased considerably in recent years, and there are signs that the species is recovering in parts of its range.

Population size: 10000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 95,900 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
Realm - Oceanic
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Numenius tahitiensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/bristle-thighed-curlew-numenius-tahitiensis on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 07/12/2023.