This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.
Cursorius cursor (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into C. cursor and C. somalensis (including ssp. littoralis) following Pearson and Ash (1996) owing to morphological differences.
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Cursorius cursor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/12/2016.