Black-banded Plover Charadrius thoracicus

Family: Charadriidae (Plovers)

Authority: (Richmond, 1896)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small population which is believed to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to pressures on its wetland habitats.

Population size: 1800-2300

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 352,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Charadrius thoracicus. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.