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Giant Ibis Thaumatibis gigantea



Family: Threskiornithidae (Ibises, Spoonbills)

Authority: (Oustalet, 1877)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd; C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This ibis has an extremely small population, which has undergone an extremely rapid decline as a result of hunting, disturbance and lowland deforestation. It is likely to continue to decline extremely rapidly owing to on-going deforestation and human disturbance. It therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.



Population size: 194

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 24,600 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Thaumatibis gigantea. 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.