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White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis



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Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd+3bcd+4bcd

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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 which constitutes a single metapopulation as there is presumed to be movement of individuals within its large range. Local extinctions may be accelerated by major poisoning events in isolated localised subpopulations.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 6,910,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU - Species listed under annex 1 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Trigonoceps occipitalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.