Mascarene Swiftlet Aerodramus francicus

Family: Apodidae (Swifts)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is thought to have a moderately small population within a small range. The population on Réunion has increased substantially but that on Mauritius has declined, so the overall population trend is difficult to judge. Any evidence that the population is smaller than this or is declining overall may qualify the species for uplisting to a higher threat category.

Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 16,200 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Aerodramus francicus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2022.