Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Galliformes > Family: Phasianidae > Genus: Tetraogallus > Species: Tetraogallus caspius

Caspian Snowcock - Tetraogallus caspius (Gmelin, 1784)

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Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

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

EU conservation status

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Legal status

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Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Birds not included in Appendix II)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Caspian Snowcock English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kaspi királyfogoly Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kaspianlumikana Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kaspisch Berghoen Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kaspisches Koenigshühn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kaspisk snöhöna Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perdigallo del Caspio Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tétraogalle de Perse French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tetraogallo del Caspio Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tetraogalo do Cáspio Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Velekur kaspický Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Tetrao caspius Gmelin, 1784
Tetraogallus transcaspicus Reichenow, 1916

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:03510 European bird-ringing
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