Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax

Family: Otididae (Bustards)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abcd+3bcd+4abcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is probably experiencing a moderately rapid overall population decline, driven by rapid declines in the west of its range, owing mainly to habitat loss and degradation, as well as low-level hunting pressure; it almost meets the requirements for listing as threatened under criteria A2abcd+3bcd+4abcd. Recent increases in the east of its range are so far unquantified and require further study.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 14,700,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Tetrax tetrax. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/little-bustard-tetrax-tetrax on 03/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/06/2023.