Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis

Family: Pteroclidae (Sandgrouse)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species has an extremely large range, and a very large global population, however the population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and hunting pressure. In Europe declines have been very rapid, however this only represents c.15 % of the global range and trends in Asia and north Africa are more difficult to determine. It remains classified as Least Concern because the overall rate of decline is not yet suspected to be moderately rapid, however better information from across the range could lead to its uplisting to a higher category of threat in the near future.

Population size: 130000-259999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 17,400,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Pterocles orientalis. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.