Jerdon's Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus

Family: Glareolidae (Coursers, Pratincoles)

Authority: (Blyth, 1848)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species qualifies as Critically Endangered as a result of its single, small, declining population, which is threatened by the exploitation of scrub-forest, livestock grazing, disturbance and quarrying.There have been no confirmed sightings since 2009.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 19,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rhinoptilus bitorquatus. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.