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: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam to s., e. and n. China; ne. Mongolia and s. Manchuria. se. Asia and Indochina support sedentary populations.
Non-breeding: Mostly n. Australia.
Usage and importance of Yellow Sea
Occurrence: No information on habitat preferences. B Estimated 500 pairs in Tianjin Municipality (S.P. Zhang in litt.), a few pairs at Yancheng NNR (H. Wang pers. comm.) and 5 pairs at Shuangtaizihekou NNR (Y.X. Li in litt.). NM and SM Widespread in China, with highest numbers in Yancheng NNR- Dongsha region. Rare in South Korea. Numbers are probably underestimated, as this species occurs in non-tidal habitats which were generally less well surveyed than intertidal areas.
Movements: No information.
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 the breeding season (see site location map below).
Status of key sites: The site is not in a Protected Area.
Major gaps in knowledge: Incomplete geographical and temporal coverage in China, especially in near-coastal areas.
Site count reference
- S.P. Zhang in litt.
|1||Tianjin Municipality||China||1 000||1|