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Spotted Greenshank Tringa guttifer



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
Christidis, L. and Boles, W.E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
Christidis, L.; Boles, W. E. 2008. Systematics and taxonomy of Australian birds. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- C2a(i) A2cd+3cd+4cd; C2a(i); D1

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Endangered C2a(i)
2012 Endangered C2a(i)
2008 Endangered C2a(i)
2006 Endangered
2004 Endangered
2000 Endangered
1996 Endangered
1994 Endangered
1988 Threatened
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 749,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,780,000 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 600-1300 medium estimated 2013
Population trend Decreasing poor suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) 30-49 - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) 30-49 - - -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation 1-89 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.7 - - -

Population justification: BirdLife International (2001) estimated 250-999 individuals, however given an estimated 100 individuals in Malaysia (Li et al. 2005), 100-200 in Thailand (P. Round in litt. 2005 to Wetlands International 2006), c.100 in Myanmar (D. Li in litt. to Wetlands International 2006), unknown but low numbers in north-eastern India, Bangladesh and Sumatra and a new figure of c.1,200 individuals from Jiangsu, China (Tong et al. 2014), the population is likely to be larger than this. Thus overall the population is placed in the band 1,000-2,000 individuals, roughly equating to 600-1,300 mature individuals.

Trend justification: This species's population is suspected to be decreasing very rapidly, in line with levels of coastal wetland development throughout Asia for industry, infrastructure and aquaculture, and the degradation of its breeding habitat in Russia by grazing reindeer Rangifer tarandus. Survey data collected on the species's breeding grounds in 2010 and 2011 (per E. Lappo in litt. 2012) lend support to the suspicion of a very rapid decline and further analysis may elucidate whether the rate of decline could be more rapid than this.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bangladesh N Extant Yes
Brunei N Extant Yes
Cambodia N Extant Yes
China (mainland) N Extant Yes Yes
Guam (to USA) U Extant
Hong Kong (China) N Extant Yes Yes
India N Extant Yes
Indonesia N Extant Yes
Japan N Extant Yes Yes
Malaysia N Extant Yes
Myanmar N Extant Yes
North Korea N Extant Yes Yes
Philippines N Extant Yes
Russia N Extant Yes
Russia (Asian) N Extant Yes
Singapore N Extant Yes
South Korea N Extant Yes Yes
Sri Lanka V Extant Yes
Taiwan, China N Extant Yes Yes
Thailand N Extant Yes
Vietnam N Extant Yes Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Vietnam Nghia Hung
Vietnam Xuan Thuy
Vietnam Can Gio
Vietnam Binh Dai
Bangladesh Hakaluki Haor
Bangladesh Patenga Beach
Brunei Brunei Bay
China (mainland) Beidaihe
China (mainland) Yellow River Delta Nature Reserve
China (mainland) Yancheng Nature Reserve
China (mainland) Chongming Dongtan Nature Reserve
China (mainland) Dongting Hu wetlands
Hong Kong (China) Inner Deep Bay and Shenzhen River catchment area
Indonesia Berbak
Indonesia Sembilang
North Korea Chongchon River estuary (including Mundok Nature Reserve)
North Korea Unryul Kumsanpo
North Korea Daedong Bay
North Korea Chongdan field
South Korea Tidal flat area of southern Ganghwa-do island
South Korea Namyang Bay
South Korea Mangyeong estuary
Malaysia Bako-Buntal Bay
Malaysia Brunei Bay (Malaysia)
Malaysia Matang coast
Malaysia North-central Selangor coast
Malaysia Teluk Air Tawar-Kuala Muda coast
Malaysia Sadong-Saribas coast
Myanmar Central Tanintharyi Coast
Thailand Inner Gulf of Thailand
Thailand Khao Sam Roi Yot
Thailand Thung Kha
Thailand Laem Pakarang
Thailand Na Muang Krabi
Thailand Ko Li Bong
Thailand Ao Pattani
Philippines Manila Bay
Philippines Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Natural Park / Cleopatra's Needle
Russia (Asian) Talan Island
Russia (Asian) Tyk and Viakhtu bays
Russia (Asian) Shantarskiye Islands
Russia (Asian) Ul'banskiy bay
Russia (Asian) Khanka plain
Russia (Asian) Aniva bay
Russia (Asian) Malakchan bay
Russia (Asian) Lower Tumen river
Russia (Asian) Tyuleniy Island
Russia (Asian) Nikolaya bay
Russia (Asian) Schast'ya Gulf
Russia (Asian) Nevskoye Lake
Russia (Asian) Moroshechnaya River
Russia (Asian) North-east Sakhalin lagoons
Singapore Ubin-Khatib
South Korea Cheonsu Bay
South Korea Geum-gang river and estuary
South Korea Asan Bay (including Asan-ho lake and Sapgyo-ho lake)
South Korea Dongjin estuary
South Korea Suncheon Bay
Cambodia Koh Kapik
India Dibru - Saikhowa Complex
India Kaziranga National Park
India Laokhowa and Burhachapori Sanctuaries
India Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary
India Mahul - Sewree Creek
India Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary
India Rajaji National Park
Bangladesh Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta
South Korea Nakdong-gang estuary
Russia (Asian) Amur river mouth
Philippines Central Cebu (including Tabunan)
Indonesia Pesisir Pantai Jambi
Taiwan, China Dapingding and Hsutsuo Harbor
China (mainland) Jiuduansha Nature Reserve
China (mainland) Rong Jiang Estuary
China (mainland) Yalu Jiang Estuary
Bangladesh Sonadia Island
Thailand Pak Nam Prasae
Myanmar Gulf of Mottama
Myanmar Nantha Island
Myanmar Khaing Thaung Island
Myanmar Pyin-ah-lan
China (mainland) Laoting (Daqing He–Shi Jiu Tuo)
China (mainland) Luannan coast and saltworks
China (mainland) Dongsha shoals
China (mainland) Tiaozini (Dongtai coast)
China (mainland) Rudong coast
China (mainland) Dongling coast
China (mainland) Xiamen coast

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Forest Boreal major breeding
Grassland Temperate major breeding
Marine Intertidal Mud Flats and Salt Flats major non-breeding
Marine Intertidal Salt Marshes (Emergent Grasses) major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching - Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Marine & freshwater aquaculture - Scale Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals - Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species mortality
Human intrusions & disturbance Recreational activities Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Species disturbance
Human intrusions & disturbance Work & other activities Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Species disturbance
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Problematic native species/diseases Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Problematic native species/diseases Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Pollution Industrial & military effluents - Type Unknown/Unrecorded Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Residential & commercial development Commercial & industrial areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Residential & commercial development Housing & urban areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Tringa guttifer. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2022.