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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:

Population trend: Decreasing

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

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Esacus recurvirostris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2017.