Red List Category
for more information about the Red List categories and criteria
Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Critically Endangered owing to its extremely small population which is declining as a result of hunting pressure.
BirdLife Species Champion:
The Peter Smith Trust
BirdLife Species Guardian:
Associação dos Biólogos Santomenses
50-249 mature individuals
Distribution size (breeding/resident):
Land-mass type - oceanic island - Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally they have never been connected to a continental area by a land-ridge, and are volcanic in origin.
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome