Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii

Family: Otididae (Bustards)

Authority: (Rüppell, 1837)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Endangered as the population is projected to have undergone a very rapid population decline due to collisions with power lines, a trend which is set to continue into the future as the power grid in southern Africa expands and successful mitigation measures are yet to be implemented.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,630,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Neotis ludwigii. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/ludwigs-bustard-neotis-ludwigii on 05/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/12/2023.