Waterfall Swift Hydrochous gigas

Family: Apodidae (Swifts)

Authority: (Hartert & Butler, 1901)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species has a disjunct and probably small population, which is thought to be in decline owing to the loss and degradation of forests within its range. It is currently considered Near Threatened, although more detailed surveys are urgently needed to clarify its status.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,130,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Hydrochous gigas. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/waterfall-swift-hydrochous-gigas on 09/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 09/06/2023.