VU
Southern Black Bustard Afrotis afra



Family: Otididae (Bustards)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1766)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4bc

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Justification of Red List category
This small bustard is listed as 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

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 254,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Afrotis afra. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016.