Subdesert Mesite Monias benschi

Family: Mesitornithidae (Mesites)

Authority: Oustalet & Grandidier, 1903

Red List Category

Criteria: A3cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because continuing destruction of its habitat is causing a significant population decline which is projected to be rapid in the immediate future. If habitat is not lost as fast as projected, the species may warrant downlisting to Near Threatened.

Population size: 65000-110000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 13,400 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Monias benschi. Downloaded from on 28/11/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/11/2021.