Albertine Owlet Glaucidium albertinum

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: Prigogine, 1983

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is suspected to have a small population, known only from four montane forest areas, that is suspected to be declining due to the ongoing clearance and degradation of its forest habitat. The paucity of records even from the well-surveyed parts of the range cause concern and the species is assessed as Near Threatened. Determining the population size is an urgent priority.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 69,700 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Glaucidium albertinum. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/albertine-owlet-glaucidium-albertinum on 26/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/09/2023.