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
Natura 2000 sites 20 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A418


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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
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
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 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)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (Hoplopterus spinosus)
(Hoplopterus spinosus)

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)
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

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
NOBANIS: Hoplopterus spinosus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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