Botaurus stellaris

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CMS InstrumentsAEWA, CMS
IUCN StatusLeast concern
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Common names
EnglishEurasian Bittern
FrenchButor étoilé
Scientific name Botaurus stellaris
Population size and trend
Population Size interval Size quality Estimated population size Size reference Size notes
Trend interval Trend quality Trend Trend reference Trend notes
W Europe, NW Africa (bre)1983-1999Expert opinion5,850-6,700 Marion, L. Ulenaers, P. & van Vessem, J.. 2000. He [more]
1995-2005ReasonableDEC Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands Inter [more]
C & E Europe, Black Sea & E Mediterranean (bre)1993Expert opinion53,800-124,200 Marion, L. Ulenaers, P. & van Vessem, J.. 2000. He [more]
1995-2005PoorDEC Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands Inter [more]
South-west Asia (win)2006Best guess25,000-100,000 Unpublished information supplied by Wetlands Inter [more]
- No ideaUNK
Southern Africa1990-2000Census based5,000 Fishpool, L.D.C. & Evans, M.I.,(Eds). 2001. Import [more]
1986-1996PoorDEC Harrison, J.A., Allan, D.G., Underhill, L.G., Herr [more]
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