Black Harrier Circus maurus

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Temminck, 1828)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Endangered, despite its large range, because it has a very small population that is considered to be in decline. This and its virtual disappearance from agricultural lowlands make it highly reliant on protected areas in its core breeding range.

Population size: 251-999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,340,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Circus maurus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-harrier-circus-maurus on 29/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/02/2024.