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Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps



Family: Otididae (Bustards)

Authority: (Vigors, 1831)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2a+4acd; C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small population that has undergone an extremely rapid decline owing to a multitude of threats including habitat loss and degradation, hunting and direct disturbance. It now requires an urgent acceleration in targeted conservation actions in order to prevent it from becoming functionally extinct within a few decades.



Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,360,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Ardeotis nigriceps. 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.