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Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis



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Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde+3cde+4cde

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because its population is undergoing a rapid decline as a result of widespread degradation and disturbance of lowland rivers and lakes.

Population size: 4000-6700 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 252,000 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 -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Rynchops albicollis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016.