VU
Rufous Fishing-owl Scotopelia ussheri



Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Sharpe, 1871

Red List Category

Criteria: A3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category

This species is expected to experience rapid declines resulting from habitat loss and persecution. It has therefore been classified as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 466,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Scotopelia ussheri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/05/2022.