Madagascar Heron Ardea humbloti

Family: Ardeidae (Herons)

Authority: Milne-Edwards & Grandidier, 1885

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small population which is undergoing continuing declines owing to overexploitation and loss and degradation of its wetland habitats (Collar and Stuart 1985).

Population size: 1000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 660,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Ardea humbloti. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/madagascar-heron-ardea-humbloti on 28/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/02/2024.