White-fronted Falconet Microhierax latifrons

Family: Falconidae (Falcons, Caracaras)

Authority: Sharpe, 1879

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
Although it is probably tolerant of some degree of habitat degradation, this diminutive falcon has a moderately small population, which is likely to be undergoing a decline owing to habitat loss and degradation and probably trapping. It therefore qualifies as Near Threatened. 

Population size: 10000-19999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 88,600 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Microhierax latifrons. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-fronted-falconet-microhierax-latifrons on 23/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 23/02/2024.