White-breasted Guineafowl Agelastes meleagrides

Family: Numididae (Guineafowl)

Authority: Bonaparte, 1850

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable because it is suspected to have suffered a rapid population decline over the last 12 years (three generations), based on the rate of forest destruction throughout its range, which is now highly fragmented. It is also heavily persecuted in some parts of its range. This decline is likely to continue in the future, and it is possible the species will disappear from all but a few protected areas. Effective protection is essential for the maximum number of sites where it still occurs.

Population size: 50000-99999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 191,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Agelastes meleagrides. Downloaded from on 16/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/09/2021.