Saunders's Gull Saundersilarus saundersi

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: (Swinhoe, 1871)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3cde+4cde

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Justification of Red List category
This species's moderately small population is thought to be in decline. Over the next three generations (18 years), this decline is likely to become rapid as a result of land reclamation on tidal flats and disturbance at colonies, resulting in the species's listing as Vulnerable.

Population size: 14400 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 531,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Saundersilarus saundersi. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.