Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda

Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: Gray, 1832

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde+3cde+4cde

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Justification of Red List category
This species is almost extinct in a large part of its range and is thought to be in very rapid decline overall, owing to a multitude of threatening processes that affect riverine species in southern Asia. It is therefore listed as Endangered.

Population size: 6700-17000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,490,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Sterna acuticauda. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/06/2022.