VU
Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis



Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: Swainson, 1838

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

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 5,030,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Rynchops albicollis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.