Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius

Family: Sagittariidae (Secretarybird)

Authority: (Miller, 1779)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4acd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable because recent evidence from across its range suggests that its population is experiencing a rapid decline, probably owing to habitat degradation, disturbance, hunting and capture for trade.

Population size: 6700-67000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 23,200,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Sagittarius serpentarius. Downloaded from on 22/09/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/09/2020.