Importance, threats and conservation status
Wetlands International, 2002
ISBN 90 5882 009 2
4. Shorebirds occuring in internationally important numbers at Yellow Sea sites (continued)
4.4 Species accounts (continued)
Subspecies None; entire global population confined to the EAAF.
Breeding: s. Siberia, Mongolia and ne. China.
Non-breeding: Mostly n. Australia.
Usage and importance of Yellow Sea
Occurrence: No information on habitat preferences. NM and SM Concentrated along se. China coast of Yellow Sea. Vagrant in South Korea. Numbers are probably underestimated, as this species occurs in non-tidal habitats which were generally less surveyed than intertidal areas.
Movements: No information for Yellow Sea. Probably migrates mainly through inland China, using its preferred open grassland habitat.
Significance of Yellow Sea: There is insufficient information to allow the importance of the Yellow
Sea for this species to be determined or numbers to be estimated.
Key sites: 1 site of international importance has been identified, in China during NM (see site location map below).
Status of key sites: The site is in a Protected Area.
Major gaps in knowledge: Incomplete geographical and temporal coverage in China, especially in near-coastal areas.
EAAF POPULATION ESTIMATE: 70 000
Status: Passage migrant
Estimated minimum numbers:
No estimates; vagrant in South Korea
INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTANT SITES (and Protected Area status)
China: 1 (1)
Site count reference
- Wang 1997
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