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Shoebill Balaeniceps rex



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Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This rare and localised species is listed as Vulnerable because it is estimated to have a single small population within a broad extent of occurrence. The population is undergoing a continuing decline owing to hunting, nesting disturbance and the modification and burning of its habitat.

Population size: 3300-5300 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,470,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Balaeniceps rex. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016.