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Madagascar Red Owl Tyto soumagnei



Family: Tytonidae (Barn-owls)

Authority: (Milne Edwards, 1878)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3bc; C1+2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable as its population is presumed to be small and declining owing to the destruction and severe fragmentation of its rainforest habitat. Climate change may add to the loss of part of its ecological niche in the future.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 248,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Tyto soumagnei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016.