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White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis



Family: Ardeidae (Herons)

Authority: Hume, 1878

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This heron is classified as Critically Endangered because it has an extremely small and rapidly declining population.  This decline is projected to increase in the near future as a result of the loss and degradation of lowland forest and wetlands, and through direct exploitation and disturbance.



Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 165,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Ardea insignis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2017.