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Swierstra's Francolin Pternistis swierstrai



Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Roberts, 1929)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(i,ii,iii,v);C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Endangered as analysis has shown that it has a very small range which is declining in quality and size, and a very small population which is suspected to be decreasing owing to habitat loss and hunting pressure. Urgent conservation action is required to preserve tracts of forest in Angola large enough to support a viable population.



Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 61,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Pternistis swierstrai. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.