Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus

Family: Charadriidae (Plovers)

Authority: Townsend, 1837

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because it has a moderately small population. However, it is continuing to decline as a consequence of habitat loss and degradation resulting from cultivation, urbanisation, over-grazing, and changes in native herbivore populations.

Population size: 10000-14000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,580,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Charadrius montanus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2020.