VU
Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula



Family: Ardeidae (Herons)

Authority: (Sharpe, 1895)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a small and declining population. Apparently suitable habitat is widely available throughout its range, yet it is never common, thus its rarity remains unexplained.



Population size: 2500-3300

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 172,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Egretta vinaceigula. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.