VU
Southern Bald Ibis Geronticus calvus



Family: Threskiornithidae (Ibises, Spoonbills)

Authority: (Boddaert, 1783)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1+2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small population which is believed to be declining owing to habitat loss and degradation, with projected future declines due to climate change.



Population size: 3300-4000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 257,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
AEMLAP

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Geronticus calvus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.