Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Pteroclididae > Genus: Pterocles > Species: Pterocles alchata

Pin-tailed Sandgrouse - Pterocles alchata (Linnaeus, 1766)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • grassland
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A205

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
ES0000021 Spain Secans de Mas de Melons-Alfés Map
ES0000024 Spain Doñana Map
ES0000068 Spain Embalse de Orellana y Sierra de Pela Map
ES0000070 Spain Sierra de San Pedro Map
ES0000071 Spain Llanos de Cáceres y Sierra de Fuentes Map
ES0000091 Spain ZEPA Humedales de La Mancha Map
ES0000093 Spain ZEPA Montes de Toledo Map
ES0000119 Spain Carrizales y sotos de Aranjuez Map
ES0000136 Spain Estepas de Belchite - El Planerón - La Lomaza Map
ES0000138 Spain Galachos de La Alfranca de Pastriz, La Cartuja y El Burgo de Ebro Map
ES0000139 Spain Estepas cerealistas de los ríos Jarama y Henares Map
ES0000153 Spain Área esteparia del este de Albacete Map
ES0000154 Spain Zona esteparia de El Bonillo Map
ES0000157 Spain Campo de Calatrava Map
ES0000158 Spain Áreas esteparias del Campo de Montiel Map
ES0000168 Spain Llanuras de Oropesa, Lagartera y Calera y Chozas Map
ES0000170 Spain Área esteparia de La Mancha norte Map
ES0000171 Spain El Plano-Blanca alta Map
ES0000172 Spain Rincón del Bu-La Nasa-Tripazul Map
ES0000180 Spain Estepas de Monegrillo y Pina Map
ES0000181 Spain La Retuerta y Saladas de Sástago Map
ES0000183 Spain El Basal, Las Menorcas y Llanos de Cardiel Map
ES0000196 Spain Estepas de Yecla Map
ES0000204 Spain TIERRA DE CAMPIÑAS Map
ES0000208 Spain LLANURAS DEL GUAREÑA Map
ES0000216 Spain LA NAVA-CAMPOS SUR Map
ES0000295 Spain Sierra de Alcubierre Map
ES0000325 Spain Campiña sur - Embalse de Arroyo Conejos Map
ES0000332 Spain Llanos de Trujillo Map
ES0000333 Spain Llanos de Zorita y Embalse de Sierra Brava Map
ES0000334 Spain Sierras Centrales y Embalse de Alange Map
ES0000359 Spain CAMPOS DE ALBA Map
ES0000362 Spain LA NAVA-RUEDA Map
ES0000367 Spain La Serena y Sierras Periféricas Map
ES0000369 Spain Llanos de Alcantara y Brozas Map
ES0000398 Spain Llanos y Complejo Lagunar de la Albuera Map
ES0000399 Spain Embalse del Zujar Map
ES0000418 Spain Embalse de Talaván Map
ES0000425 Spain Magasca Map
ES4310004 Spain Dehesas de Jerez Map
FR9310064 France Crau Map
FR9312001 France Marais entre Crau et Grand Rhône Map
PTZPE0042 Portugal Tejo Internacional, Erges e Pônsul Map
PTZPE0045 Portugal Mourão/Moura/Barrancos Map
ES2430086 Spain Monte Alto y Siete Cabezos Map
ES2420114 Spain Saladas de Alcañiz Map
ES2420093 Spain Salada de Azaila Map
ES2430094 Spain Meandros del Ebro Map
ES4310010 Spain La Serena Map
ES2430032 Spain El Planerón Map
ES2430091 Spain Planas y Estepas de La Margen derecha del Ebro Map
ES2430090 Spain Dehesa de Rueda - Montolar Map
ES2200042 Spain Peñadil, Montecillo y Monterrey Map
ES2410076 Spain Sierras de Alcubierre y Sigena Map
ES4250009 Spain Yesares del valle del Tajo Map
ES3110001 Spain Cuencas de los ríos Jarama y Henares Map
ES2430152 Spain Reserva Natural de Los Galachos de La Alfranca de Pastriz, La Cartuja y El Burgo de Ebro Map
ES3110006 Spain Vegas, cuestas y páramos del sureste de Madrid Map
ES2420112 Spain Las Planetas-Claverías Map
ES2430082 Spain Monegros Map
ES2200037 Spain Bardenas Reales Map
ES0000390 Spain San Clemente Map
ES2430083 Spain Montes de Alfajarín - Saso de Osera Map
ES2430153 Spain La Lomaza de Belchite Map
ES2410075 Spain Basal de Ballobar y Balsalet de Don Juan Map
ES2430080 Spain El Castellar Map
ES6150009 Spain Doñana Norte y Oeste Map
ES5213054 Spain Els Alforins Map
ES4250005 Spain Montes de Toledo Map
ES2430081 Spain Sotos y Mejanas del Ebro Map
ES0000456 Spain Moratillas-Almela Map
ES0000435 Spain Área esteparia de la margen derecha del río Guadarrama Map
ES5130040 Spain Secans de Mas de Melons-Alfés Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Cortiçol-de-barriga-branca Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ganga cata French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ganga Común Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Grandule Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Jouhihietakyyhky Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Nyílfarkú pusztaityúk Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Spidshalet sandhøne Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Spießflughuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Stepokur krásný Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vitbukig flyghöna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Witbuikzandhoen Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:06620 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
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.

8 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
France 115/180 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
France 150/170 (pairs) 1983 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
Portugal 0/6 (pairs) 2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Portugal 10/100 (pairs) 1989 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Spain 10000/19999 (pairs) 1998-2002 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Spain 5500/11000 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Turkey 50/500 (pairs) 2001 Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Turkey 1000/10000 (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.

8 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
France 1990-2000 Breeding Fluctuating between 30% to 49% 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
France 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Portugal 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Portugal 1970-1990 Breeding Small decrease of 20-49% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing between 0% to 19% Species poorly known, with no quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Spain 1970-1990 Breeding Large decrease of at least 50% Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Turkey 1990-2000 Breeding Decreasing : 80 % Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 2 (1990-2000) 2004
Turkey 1970-1990 Breeding Information not available Information not available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994
Source: BirdLife International
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