VU
Sao Tome Scops-owl Otus hartlaubi



Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Giebel, 1849)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it is thought to have a small population, given the small area of suitable primary and mature secondary forest habitat within its range. Habitat degradation may be causing declines, and any stronger information to back this up could lead to the species being uplisted in the future.



Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 430 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Otus hartlaubi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2019.