Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Glareolidae > Genus: Cursorius > Species: Cursorius cursor

Cream-coloured Courser - Cursorius cursor (Latham, 1787)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A134

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
ES0000039 Spain Jandía Map
ES0000040 Spain Islotes del norte de Lanzarote y Famara Map
ES0000042 Spain Dunas de Corralejo e Isla de Lobos Map
ES0000096 Spain Pozo Negro Map
ES0000097 Spain Betancuria Map
ES0000099 Spain Los Ajaches Map
ES0000101 Spain Lajares, Esquinzo y costa del Jarubio Map
ES0000310 Spain Llanos y cuchillos de Antigua Map
ES7010062 Spain Betancuria Map
IT3310009 Italy Magredi del Cellina Map
ES0000348 Spain Costa del norte de Fuerteventura Map
ES0000351 Spain Llanos de La Mareta y cantil del Rubicón Map
ES0000350 Spain Llanos de La Corona y Tegala Grande Map
ITA020009 Italy Cala Rossa e Capo Rama Map
IT3311001 Italy Magredi di Pordenone Map
CY4000013 Cyprus FAROS KATO PAFOU Map
CY3000009 Cyprus PERIOCHI AGIAS THEKLAS - LIOPETRI Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aavikkojuoksija Finnish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Corredor Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Corredor Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Corrione biondo Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Courvite isabelle French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Cream-coloured Courser English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ökenlöpare Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Rennvogel German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Renvogel Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ørkenløber Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
No synonyms available.

Other resources

Bird action plan
CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:04640 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.

4 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Min / Max (Units) Period Status Quality Source Published
Spain 2/2 (pairs) 1998-2002 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 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Spain Macaronesian 200/250 (pairs) - Breeding Species generally well known, but only poor or incomplete quantitative data available Birds in Europe 1 (1970-1990) 1994-01-01
Turkey 0/20 (pairs) 2001 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 2 (1990-2000) 2004-01-01
Turkey 0/30 (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.

4 items found, displaying all items.1
Country Biogeographic region Period Status Trend Quality Source Published
Spain 1990-2000 Breeding Increasing but of unknown magnitude 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
Spain Macaronesian 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 Species poorly known, with no 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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