Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor
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Family: Threskiornithidae (Ibises, Spoonbills)

Authority: Temminck & Schlegel, 1849

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This spoonbill is listed as Endangered because it has a very small population, which is expected to undergo a continuing decline in the near future owing primarily to the loss of habitat to industrial development, land reclamation, and pollution. A lack of baseline data makes identifying a population trend problematic, but if the apparent recent increases are confirmed as genuine, the species may warrant downlisting in the future.

Population size: 2000

Population trend: Stable

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 (2017) Species factsheet: Platalea minor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2017.