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White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Burchell, 1824)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd+3bcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Critically Endangered. Recent data suggests the already small population is declining at an extremely rapid rate owing to a variety of threats including poisoning, persecution and ecosystem alterations. The species has a very small population and local extinctions may be accelerated by major poisoning events in isolated localised subpopulations.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 21,300,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Trigonoceps occipitalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016.