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Kievit Vanellus vanellus

Foto: Wijnand van Buuren


Charadriidae [familie]
Vanellus [genus] (7/1)
vanellus [soort]

Only small gaps in distribution, coinciding with extensive woodland or urban areas. Highest densities are recorded in the lower parts of the country, especially in damp pastures. Besides, surprisingly well-distributed over the higher grounds, where 40-80% of the birds nest on arable land (green maize). However, monitoring data indicate a decrease in the east and south since the mid-1980s, probably caused by lower reproduction, which is affected by habitat loss and increased agricultural pressure. Trends in core areas are also negative, al­though camouflaged by a bias in census plots. Some 200,000-300,000 bp in 1998-2000.



Schekkerman, H.


  • SOVON Vogelonderzoek Nederland 2002. Atlas van de Nederlandse broedvogels 1998-2000. Nederlandse Fauna 5: 1-584. Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, KNNV Uitgeverij & European Invertebrate Survey-Nederland, Leiden.