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Greater Adjutant Leptoptilos dubius



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Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd+3bcd+4bcd;C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This wide-ranging and long-lived species has a very small population which is declining very rapidly. For these reasons it is classified as Endangered. Recent breeding failures in Assam (the species's stronghold) provide cause for concern and need to be closely monitored.

Population size: 800-1200 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 96,800 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Leptoptilos dubius. 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.