Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Gruiformes > Family: Otididae > Genus: Chlamydotis > Species: Chlamydotis undulata > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Chlamydotis undulata fuerteventurae Rothschild and Hartert, 1894 CITES (2006)

Houbara - Chlamydotis undulata (Jacquin, 1784)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Near Threatened (IUCN)
EU Population status
Near threatened
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 5 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 13 are designated for this species
Breeding habitats
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code A416


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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
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
IT3330005 Italy Foce dell'Isonzo - Isola della Cona 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
ES0000349 Spain Vallebrón y valles de Fimapaire y Fenimoy Map

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)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Otididae)

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) Northwest African populations
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Abetarda-moura Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Houbara English EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Hubara Spanish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kaulustrappi Finnish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kraagtrap Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kragentrappe German EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kragtrapp Swedish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Kravetrappe Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Outarde houbara French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Ubara Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Otis ondulata (Jacquin, 1784)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EURing code:04440 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
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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