Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor

Family: Threskiornithidae (Ibises, Spoonbills)

Authority: Temminck & Schlegel, 1849

Red List Category

Criteria: A3ce

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Justification of Red List category
This spoonbill is precautionarily listed as Endangered on the basis of a suspected very rapid population decline over the next three generations, owing primarily to the predicted loss of habitat to industrial development, land reclamation, and pollution. Recent population increases have now been confirmed as genuine and sustained based on standardised monitoring effort, and if the predicted very rapid declines do not materialise the species will warrant downlisting in the near future.

Population size: 2250 mature individuals

Population trend: increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 169,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Platalea minor. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-faced-spoonbill-platalea-minor on 03/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/12/2023.