Tuamotu Sandpiper Prosobonia parvirostris

Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: (Peale, 1848)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species was formerly widespread, but is now restricted to predator-free, usually uninhabited islands. It is listed as Endangered because it has a very small range overall, is currently known only from a few locations, and is likely to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to the effects of introduced species, and to a lesser extent, habitat degradation.

Population size: 900

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 140,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Prosobonia parvirostris. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/tuamotu-sandpiper-prosobonia-parvirostris on 04/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/10/2023.