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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
- - -

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

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 (2019) Species factsheet: Alaemon alaudipes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/10/2019.