Congo Peafowl Afropavo congensis

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

Authority: Chapin, 1936

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it is assumed to have a small population which is suspected to be in decline, owing to ongoing hunting and habitat loss, exacerbated by the impacts of war and refugees. Surveys suggest that large areas within its range are unoccupied, implying that the population is divided into small subpopulations.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 788,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Afropavo congensis. Downloaded from on 19/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 19/01/2022.