LC
Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor



Family: Glareolidae (Coursers, Pratincoles)

Authority: (Latham, 1787)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be declining but it is not thought to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.



Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 22,100,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Antarctic
Realm - Palearctic
AEMLAP

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Cursorius cursor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.