Great Thick-knee Esacus recurvirostris

Family: Burhinidae (Thick-knees)

Authority: (Cuvier, 1829)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened on the basis that it is expected to undergo a moderately rapid population decline over the next three generations owing to human pressures on riverine ecosystems, including the construction of dams. It has already undergone precipitous declines in South-East Asia but its status currently appears more secure in India.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 10,500,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Esacus recurvirostris. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/great-thick-knee-esacus-recurvirostris on 05/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/12/2023.