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Spoon-billed Sandpiper Calidris pygmaea



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Red List Category

Criteria: A2abcd+3bcd+4abcd; C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This charismatic species is listed as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small population that is undergoing an extremely rapid population reduction. This is because of a number of factors, including habitat loss in its breeding, passage and wintering grounds, that are compounded by disturbance, hunting and the effects of climate change. Fledging success and juvenile recruitment are very low, leading to fears that the population is ageing rapidly; action is now urgently required to prevent the extinction of this species.



BirdLife Species Champion: WildSounds and Heritage Expeditions

BirdLife Species Guardian: BANCA (Myanmar), BCST (Thailand)

Population size: 240-400 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 61,900 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
Realm - Palearctic - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Calidris pygmaea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.