Southern Black Bustard Afrotis afra

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Red List Category

Criteria: A4bc

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Justification of Red List category
This small bustard has been uplisted from Least Concern to Vulnerable as it is suspected to be undergoing rapid population declines owing to the loss and fragmentation of its habitat to agricultural conversion.

Population size: Unknown mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 173,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Afrotis afra. Downloaded from on 03/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/12/2016.