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KINGFISHER Alcedo atthis
 
Conservation Listings Long term trend

Table 4/Amber (European status)
Biodiversity Steering Group
Conservation Concern List

UK: Fluctuating with no long-term trend
 
Status Summary
The Kingfisher declined along linear waterways (its principal habitat) until the mid-1980s, since when it seems to have recovered. The wide confidence intervals around the WBS trend mean, however, that we cannot be confident that this recovery has been complete. The decline was associated with a contraction in range in England (Gibbons et al. 1993).
 
 
Table of population changes for Kingfisher
Source Period
(yrs)
Years Plots
(n)
Change
(%)
Lower
limit
Upper
limit
Alert Comment
WBS waterways 23 1975-1998 32 -14 -43 20    
  10 1988-1998 37 26 -3 62    
  5 1993-1998 40 -1 -18 17    
BBS UK 5 1994-1999 39 -28 -55 13   Small sample
BBS England 5 1994-1999 34 -32 -57 9   Small sample
The Breeding Bird Survey is jointly funded by BTO, JNCC and RSPB
 
 
Productivity information is not currently available for this species
 
   



The report should be cited as: Baillie, S.R., Crick, H.Q.P., Balmer, D.E., Bashford, R.I., Beaven, L.P., Freeman, S.N., Marchant, J.H., Noble, D.G., Raven, M.J., Siriwardena, G.M., Thewlis, R. and Wernham, C.V. (2001) Breeding Birds in the Wider Countryside: their conservation status 2000. BTO Research Report No. 252. BTO, Thetford. (http://www.bto.org/birdtrends)

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