Red List Category
for more information about the Red List categories and criteria
Justification of Red List category
This bustard has a very small, declining population; a trend that has recently become extremely rapid and is predicted to continue in the near future, largely as a result of the widespread and on-going conversion of its grassland habitat for agriculture. It therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.
BirdLife Species Champion:
BirdLife Species Guardian:
Seng Kim Hout; BNHS (India), BCN (Nepal)
250-999 mature individuals
Distribution size (breeding/resident):
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome