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African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris



Family: Laridae (Gulls, Terns, Skimmers)

Authority: Vieillot, 1816

Red List Category

Criteria: C1+2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened owing to its moderately small population. If the population was found to be small and experiencing an ongoing decline, the species may qualify for a higher threat category.



Population size: 10000-17000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 21,800,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Rynchops flavirostris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.