Double-banded Plover Charadrius bicinctus

Family: Charadriidae (Plovers)

Authority: Jardine & Selby, 1827

Red List Category

Criteria: A2b+3b+4b; C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a moderately small population, which may cross the population size threshold for Vulnerable under Criterion C, but the best estimate only approaches the threshold. Based on counts of breeding birds at rivers in the South Island of New Zealand, the population may have undergone a reduction of over 30% over the past three generations, but winter counts from New Zealand indicate a slower decline, and winter counts from Australia do not indicate a reduction over the past three generations. For these reasons, the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 8000-14000, 13000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,420,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Charadrius bicinctus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2023.