Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Scolopacidae > Genus: Numenius > Species: Numenius tenuirostris

Slender-billed Curlew - Numenius tenuirostris Vieillot, 1817

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Critically Endangered (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 9 other international agreements
Wintering habitats
  • marine inlets and transitional waters
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code A159

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
GR1220005 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA ANGELOCHORIOU Map
GR1220010 Greece DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS Map
GR1270013 Greece YGROTOPOI NEAS FOKAIAS Map
GR2110004 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA Map
GR2120005 Greece YGROTOPOS EKVOLON KALAMA KAI NISOS PRASOUDI Map
GR2230007 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA KORISSION (KERKYRA) KAI NISOS LAGOUDIA Map
GR2310015 Greece DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU KAI EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALAS, DYTIKOS ARAKYNTHOS KAI STENA KLEISOURAS Map
GR2440005 Greece KATO ROUS KAI EKVOLES SPERCHEIOU POTAMOU Map
GR2540006 Greece YGROTOPOI EKVOLON EVROTA Map
GR4210027 Greece KOS: LIMNI PSALIDI - ALYKI Map
GR4340020 Greece LIMNI AGIAS (CHANIA) Map
IT3320037 Italy Laguna di Marano e Grado Map
IT3330005 Italy Foce dell'Isonzo - Isola della Cona Map
IT51A0011 Italy Padule di Diaccia Botrona Map
IT51A0026 Italy Laguna di Orbetello Map
IT51A0036 Italy Pianure del Parco della Maremma Map
IT6040015 Italy Parco Nazionale del Circeo Map
GR2110001 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, DELTA LOUROU KAI ARACHTHOU (PETRA, MYTIKAS, EVRYTERI PERIOCHI) Map
BG0000270 Bulgaria Atanasovsko ezero Map
IT9110015 Italy Duna e Lago di Lesina - Foce del Fortore 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
IT9110037 Italy Laghi di Lesina e Varano Map
IT9110005 Italy Zone umide della Capitanata Map
GR2440002 Greece KOILADA KAI EKVOLES SPERCHEIOU - MALIAKOS KOLPOS Map
GR1220002 Greece DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - EVRYTERI PERIOCHI - AXIOUPOLI Map
BG0000242 Bulgaria Zaliv Chengene skele Map
GR3000003 Greece ETHNIKO PARKO SCHINIA - MARATHONA Map
IT9110038 Italy Paludi presso il Golfo di Manfredonia Map
GR1110007 Greece DELTA EVROU KAI DYTIKOS VRACHIONAS Map
ROSPA0031 Romania Delta Dunării şi Complexul Razim - Sinoie Map
BG0000271 Bulgaria Mandra - Poda 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) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
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) 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
Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation Measures for the Slender-billed Curlew - under Bonn Convention (SbCurlew) http://www.cms.int/slender-billed-curlew/
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) http://www.cites.org/eng
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...s/legislation_en.htm
Barcelona Convention Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (SPA/BD Protocol) http://rac-spa.org/protocol

http://rac-spa.org/sites/def...sion_ig_19_12_en.pdf

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Chiurlottello Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Courlis à bec grêle French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dunbekwulp Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dünnschnabel-Brachvogel German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dünnschnabelbrachvogel German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kaitanokkakuovi Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Koliha velká Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kulik cienkodzioby Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Maçarico-de-bico-fino Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Siperiankuovi Finnish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Slender-billed Curlew English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Smalnäbbad spov Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tyndnæbbet spove Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Vekonyscörü póling Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Zarapito Fino Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:05400 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

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.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Greece 0/1 (individuals) 1999-2001 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Italy 0/7 (individuals) 2002 Wintering Reliable quantitative data (e.g. atlas survey or monitoring data, etc.) are available for the whole period and region in question Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
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.

2 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Greece 1990-2000 Wintering Fluctuating : 80 % Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Italy 1990-2000 Wintering Unknown Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Source: BirdLife International
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