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Hooded Vulture Necrosyrtes monachus



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Temminck, 1823)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2acd+3cd+4acd

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Justification of Red List category
This vulture is listed as Critically Endangered. Recently published evidence suggests the population is experiencing an extremely rapid decline owing to indiscriminate poisoning, trade for traditional medicine, hunting, persecution and electrocution, as well as habitat loss and degradation.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 21,900,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Necrosyrtes monachus. 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.