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Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
Pearson, D. J.; Ash, J. S. 1996. The taxonomic position of the Somali Courser Cursorius (cursor) somalensis. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 116(4): 225-229.
Pearson, D. J.; Ash, J. S. 1996. The taxonomic position of the Somali Courser Cursorius (cursor) somalensis. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 116(4): 225-229.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2010 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 22,100,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 21,100,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing estimated -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.3 - - -

Population justification: The global population size is unknown due to recent taxonomic splits. The European population is estimated at 450-2,800 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015).

Trend justification: The overall population trend is declining, although some populations have unknown trends (Wetlands International 2016). The European population trend is unknown (BirdLife International 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Algeria N Extant Yes
Austria V Extant
Bahrain N Extant Yes
Belgium V Extant
Burkina Faso N Extant Yes
Cape Verde N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Croatia V Extant
Cyprus V Extant
Czech Republic V Extant
Denmark V Extant
Egypt N Extant Yes
Finland V Extant
France V Extant
Gambia V Extant
Germany V Extant
Ghana V Extant
Greece N Extant
Hungary N Extant
India N Extant Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Ireland N Extant
Israel N Extant Yes
Italy V Extant
Jordan N Extant Yes Yes
Kazakhstan V Extant
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Lebanon N Extant
Libya N Extant Yes
Luxembourg V Extant
Mali N Extant Yes
Malta N Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant Yes
Montenegro V Extant
Morocco N Extant Yes
Netherlands V Extant
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria V Extant
Norway V Extant
Oman N Extant Yes
Pakistan N Extant Yes
Palestinian Authority Territories N Extant Yes Yes
Portugal V Extant
Qatar N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
Serbia V Extant
Slovakia V Extant
Slovenia V Extant
Spain N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes Yes
Sweden V Extant
Switzerland V Extant
Syria N Extant Yes
Tunisia N Extant Yes
Turkey N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan N Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
United Kingdom V Extant
Uzbekistan N Extant
Western Sahara N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Spain Cuchillete de Buenavista-gully of La Torre-Los Alares
Spain Famara sandy plain
Spain Isthmus of Jandía sandy plain
Spain Lajares sandy plain-Cotillo-Ezquinzo
Spain Llano Grande - Malpaís Grande - Malpaís Chico
Spain Los Molinos gully-Plain of La Laguna
Spain Morro Tabaiba-Morro de los Rincones-Vallebrón mountains
Spain Peninsula of Jandía
Spain Plains of La Corona-Las Honduras
Spain Plains of Mareta-Hoya de la Yegua
Spain Pozo Negro mountain-Vigán
Spain Río Cabras gully
Spain Sandy plain of Corralejo
United Arab Emirates Al Marmoom Desert
United Arab Emirates Dubai Desert (Nazwa Mountain)

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot suitable non-breeding
Desert Hot suitable breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable non-breeding
Grassland Temperate suitable breeding
Other suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable breeding
Altitude 0 - 800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Cursorius cursor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/07/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/07/2018.