Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Charadriidae > Genus: Hoplopterus > Species: Hoplopterus spinosus

Spur-winged Plover - Hoplopterus spinosus Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 4 other international agreements
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Natura 2000 species code A418

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
GR1110006 Greece DELTA EVROU Map
GR1130010 Greece LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS - LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA Map
GR1150001 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS KAI NISOS THASOPOULA Map
GR1220010 Greece DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS Map
GR2550008 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA GIALOVAS KAI NISOS SFAKTIRIA Map
GR4110007 Greece LESVOS: PARAKTIOI YGROTOPOI KOLPOU KALLONIS Map
GR4340020 Greece LIMNI AGIAS (CHANIA) Map
GR2110001 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, DELTA LOUROU KAI ARACHTHOU (PETRA, MYTIKAS, EVRYTERI PERIOCHI) Map
CY2000011 Cyprus POTAMOS PERISTERONAS Map
BG0000270 Bulgaria Atanasovsko ezero Map
CY5000001 Cyprus DASOS LEMESOU Map
GR1150010 Greece DELTA NESTOU KAI LIMNOTHALASSES KERAMOTIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR1130009 Greece LIMNES KAI LIMNOTHALASSES TIS THRAKIS - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR4110004 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS KALLONIS KAI CHERSAIA PARAKTIA ZONI Map
GR1110007 Greece DELTA EVROU KAI DYTIKOS VRACHIONAS Map
CY4000007 Cyprus XEROS POTAMOS Map
GR4210029 Greece ANATOLIKI RODOS: PROFITIS ILIAS - EPTA PIGES - EKVOLI LOUTANI - KATERGO, REMA GADOURA - CHERSONISOS LINDOU - NISIDES PENTANISA KAI TETRAPOLIS, LOFOS PSALIDI Map
GR4110010 Greece NOTIODYTIKI CHERSONISOS, APOLITHOMENO DASOS LESVOU Map
CY3000008 Cyprus LIMNI PARALIMNIOU Map
CY6000010 Cyprus ZONI EIDIKIS PROSTASIAS LIMNI OROKLINIS Map
CY3000007 Cyprus FRAGMA ACHNAS Map
CY4000018 Cyprus EKBOLES POTAMON EZOUSAS, XEROU, KAI DIARIZOU Map
GR4220030 Greece DYTIKI MILOS, ANTIMILOS, POLYAIGOS KAI NISIDES Map
GR3000016 Greece YGROTOPOS SCHINIA Map
GR4110013 Greece LESVOS: KOLPOS GERAS, ELI NTIPI KAI CHARAMIDA Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive) (Hoplopterus spinosus) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (Hoplopterus spinosus) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
(Hoplopterus spinosus) https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc....ckColorLogged=FDC864

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Migratory species of Charadriidae) http://www.cms.int/
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

http://www.unep-aewa.org/en/legalinstrument/aewa

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Abibe-esporado Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Avefría Espinosa Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Avefría espolada Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Czajka szponiasta Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kynsihyyppä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pavoncella armata Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Spoorkievit Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sporenkievit Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Sporevibe Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Spornkiebitz German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sporrvipa Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sporrviva Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Spur-winged Plover English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tüskés bíbic Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vanneau éperonné French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Vanellus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:04870 European bird-ringing
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Population distribution from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

3 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Cyprus Mediterranean 1/3 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Greece Mediterranean 32/45 (pairs) 1993 Breeding Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Turkey 1000/5000 (pairs) - Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Source: BirdLife International

Population trends from "Birds in Europe" editions 1 and 2

These publications present a thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern.

3 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Cyprus Mediterranean 1970-1990 Breeding New breeder within the period Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Greece Mediterranean 1970-1990 Breeding Large decrease of at least 50% Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Turkey 1970-1990 Breeding Information not available Information not available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International
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