EN
Ludwig's Bustard Neotis ludwigii



Family: Otididae (Bustards)

Authority: (Rüppell, 1837)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4cd

Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria

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:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,630,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
AEMLAP

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Neotis ludwigii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.