Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Charadriidae > Genus: Vanellus > Species: Vanellus leucurus

White-tailed Plover - Vanellus leucurus Lichtenstein, 1823

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 4 other international agreements


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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

Not available

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)
(Chettusia leucura)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Birds not included in Appendix II)
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) Synonym for this species is listed in Appendix II of the Bonn Convention (CMS). See there for more details.
(Migratory species of Charadriidae)
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) (Chettusia leucura) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Abibe-de-cauda-branca Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Avefría Coliblanca Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Czajka stepowa Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Fehérfarkú lilebíbic Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pavoncella codabianca Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sumpvipa Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Suohyyppä Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Vanneau à queue blanche French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Weißschwanzkiebitz German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
White-tailed Plover English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Witstaartkievit Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.

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External data

No external data sets available for this species
European Environment Agency (EEA)
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