Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax


Anon. 2013. Little Bustards shot at French airport. Birdwatch: http://www.birdwatch.co.uk/channel/newsitem.asp?cate=__14578.

Barov, B.; Derhé, M.A. 2011. Review of the implementation of species action plans for threatened birds in the European Union 2004-2010. Final report. BirdLife International for the European Commission.

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

de Juana, E.; Martínez, C. 1999. European Species Action Plan. Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax: draft action plan. BirdLife International, Cambridge, UK.

Faria, N.; Rabaça, J.E.; Morales, M.B. 2012. Linking plant composition and arthropod abundance to establish little bustard breeding requirements in pastureland dominated landscapes. Biodiv. Conserv. 21: 2109-2125.

García, J.; Suárez-Seoane, S.; Miguélez, D.; Osborne, P.E.; Zumalacárregui, C. 2007. Spatial analysis of habitat quality in a fragmented population of Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax): implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 137(1): 45-56.

Gauger, K. 2007. Occurrence, ecology and conservation of wintering Little BustardsTetrax tetrax in Azerbaijan. Archiv für Naturschutz und Landschaftsforschung 46(2): 5-27.

Heiss, M. 2013. The importance of Besh Barmag bottleneck (Azerbaijan) for Eurasian migrant birds. Acta Ornithologica 48(2): 151-164.

Lapiedra, O.; Ponjoan, A.; Gamero, A.; Bota, G.; Mañosa, S. 2011. Brood ranging behaviour and breeding success of the threatened little bustard in an intensified cereal farmland area. Biol. Conserv. 144: 2882-2890.

Leitão, D.; Jolivet, C.; Rodríguez, M.; Tavares, J.P. 2006. Bustard Conservation [in Europe in the last 15 years]. RSPB/BirdLife, Sandy, U.K.

Morales, M.; Traba, J.; Delgado, M.P.; García de la Morena, E. 2013. The use of fallows by nesting Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax females: Implications for conservation in mosaic cereal farmland. Ardeola 60(1): 85-97.

Palacin, C.; Alonso, J.C. 2009. Probable population decline of the Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax in north-west Africa. Ostrich 80: 165-170.

Santos, M.; Bessa, R.; Cabral, J.A.; Pacheco, F.A.L.; Leitão, D.; Moreira, F.; Pinto, M.; Lecoq, M.; Silva, J.P. 2016. Impacts of land use and infrastructural changes on threatened Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax breeding populations: Quantitative assessments using a recently developed spatially explicit dynamic modelling framework. Bird Conservation International: DOI: 10.1017/S0959270915000258.

Sehhatisabet, M.E.; Abdi, F.; Ashoori, A.; Khaleghizadeh, A.; Khani, A.; Rabiei, K.; Shakiba, M. 2012. Preliminary assessment of distribution and population size of wintering Little Bustards Tetrax tetrax in Iran. Bird Conservation International 22(3): 279-287.

Silva, J. P. unpublished. Little Bustard national survey in Portugal 2016. Cátedra da REN/CIBIO/InBIO, Universidade do Porto.

Silva, J.P.; Estanque, B.; Moreira, F.; Palmeirim, J.M. 2014. Population density and use of grasslands by female Little Bustards during lek attendance, nesting and brood-rearing. Journal of Ornithology 155: 53-63.

Silva, J.P.; Plameirim, J.M.; Moreira, F. 2010. Higher breeding densities of the threatened little bustard Tetrax tetrax occur in larger grassland fields: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 143: 2553-2558.

Tarjuelo, R.; Delgado, M.; Bota, G.; Morales, M.; Traba, J.; Ponjoan, A.; Hervás, I.; Mañosa, S. 2013. Not only habitat but also sex: Factors affecting spatial distribution of Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax families. Acta Ornithol. 48: 119-128.

Voronova, V.V.: Pulikova, G.I.: Kim, K.K.: Andreeva, E.V.: Bekker, V.R.: Aitbaev, T. 2012. The impact of power lines on bird mortality in central Kazakhstan. Raptors Conservation 24: 52-60.

Further resources

IUCN SSC Bustard Specialist Group

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

European Union Species Action Plan

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Tetrax tetrax. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022.