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

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 22,500,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Necrosyrtes monachus. Downloaded from on 24/03/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/03/2018.