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Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds). 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

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
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a 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) 21,600,000 medium
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) 3.7 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common and widespread (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

Trend justification: The population is estimated to be in decline owing to recorded regional declines (del Hoyo et al. 2004).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Algeria N Extant Yes
Bahrain N Extant Yes
Cape Verde N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Djibouti N Extant Yes
Egypt N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
India N Extant Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Israel N Extant Yes
Italy V Extant Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Lebanon V Extant Yes
Libya N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Malta V Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant Yes
Morocco N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Oman N Extant Yes
Pakistan N Extant Yes
Qatar N Extant Yes
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
Spain V Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes
Tunisia N Extant Yes
Turkey V Extant Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
Western Sahara N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Djibouti Kadda Guéïni - Doumêra
Djibouti Lac Abhé
Algeria Parc National du Tassili N'Ajjer
Algeria Parc National de l'Ahaggar
Egypt Nabq Protected Area
Egypt Gebel Elba
Egypt The Abraq area
Egypt St Katherine Protectorate
Egypt Gebel Maghara
Egypt Quseima
Egypt Wadi Gerafi
Egypt El Qasr desert
Egypt Ain Sukhna
Eritrea Dehalak Archipelago and offshore islands
Eritrea Massawa coast
Eritrea Danakil lowlands
Libya Zallaf
Libya Ghat oases
Morocco Région Fouchal - Matarka
Morocco Jbel Krouz
Morocco Piste de Tagdilt
Morocco Merzouga/Tamezguidat
Morocco Oued Mird
Morocco Msseyed
Morocco Baie d'Ad Dakhla
Morocco Dakhla area
Mali Ag Oua - Ag Arbech
Mauritania Tamreïkat
Mauritania Chegga
Mauritania El Mréiti
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya
Mauritania Banc d'Arguin National Park
Mauritania Ibi (Graret el Frass)
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa
Mauritania Wagchogda
Mauritania Aftout es Sâheli
Mauritania Diawling National Park
Mauritania Tinigart
Mauritania Wad Initi
Niger Dilia de Lagané
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré
Sudan Mukawwar island and Dunganab bay
Sudan Khor Arba'at
Sudan En Nahud
Chad Tibesti massif
Chad Fada Archei
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim
Tunisia Bouhedma
Tunisia Sebkhet Ennoual
Tunisia Sebkhet Sidi Mansour
Tunisia Chott Djerid
Tunisia Côte de Zerkine et El Grine
Tunisia Golfe de Boughrara
Tunisia Sebkhet Nouaïel
Tunisia Douz Laâla
Tunisia Snam
Tunisia Ghidma
Tunisia Jbil
Tunisia Sidi Toui
Afghanistan Registan desert
Iraq Gasr Muhaiwir, Wadi Hauran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahu Kalat (Gandu) Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Kavir region
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Sabari and Hamoun-i Hirmand
Jordan Dana
Jordan Burqu'
Saudi Arabia Harrat al-Harrah
Yemen Bab al-Mandab - Mawza
Jordan Hisma Basin - Rum
Iran, Islamic Republic of Touran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Bahram-e-Gour Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hamoun-i Gabi
Iran, Islamic Republic of Hilleh Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Monde Protected Area
Iran, Islamic Republic of Nakhilu, Morghu and Ummal Karam islands
Iran, Islamic Republic of Khouran Straits
Iran, Islamic Republic of Rud-i-Gaz and Rud-i-Hara deltas
Iran, Islamic Republic of Rud-i-Jagin and Rud-i-Gabrik deltas
Iraq Anah and Rawa
Iraq Tharthar Lake and Al-Dhebaeji Fields
Iraq Samara Wetlands
Iraq Razzaza Lake
Kuwait Al-Batin Park
Oman Jiddat al Harasis
Saudi Arabia Abu Ali
Syria Tadmur desert and mountains
United Arab Emirates Dubai Desert (Nazwa Mountain)
United Arab Emirates Al Marmoom Desert
United Arab Emirates Al Houbara
Yemen Hiswat al-Hugayma
Jordan Shaumari
Iraq Dalmaj Marsh
Iraq Wadi Al-W’eir & Sh'eeb Abu-Talha
Iraq West Hammar
Iraq Haditha Wetlands and Baghdadi
Iraq Jazman (Zurbatia)
Iraq Teeb Oasis and Zubaidaat
Yemen The wooded Mahra

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Alaemon alaudipes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/07/2020.