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)
EU Population status
Near threatened
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 2 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 17 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A134


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Threat and EU population status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

EU population status

The status of the population at the EU level was evaluated at the species level; this was based on the reports delivered by Member States under Article 12 of the Birds Directive (see fact sheet below). The EU status assessment can cover several subspecies/subspecific population units. For more information, please consult the species fact sheet and link below.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered
Population status categories for bird species under the Birds Directive
Near Threatened, declining or depleted
Threatened (i.e. vulnerable, endangered, critically endangered, regionally extinct)
Unknown or not evaluated

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

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

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