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Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris



Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: Vieillot, 1817

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i,ii);D

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Justification of Red List category
There are very few recent confirmed records of this species and sightings have become more and more infrequent, presumably as a result of declines caused by habitat loss and exploitation. No regular breeding, passage or wintering population is known, and the number of remaining individuals must be tiny. For these reasons the species qualifies as Critically Endangered.



Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 303,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Palearctic
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Numenius tenuirostris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.