Socotra Bunting Emberiza socotrana

Family: Emberizidae (Old World Buntings)

Authority: (Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes, 1899)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species is known from very few locations in suitable breeding habitat. Given its scarcity within its known range, it is likely to have a small or very small population, but this is likely to be stable since the species is not known to be facing any threats at present. However, there are potential threats that could mean that the range, area and quality of habitat and population size of the species may be likely to undergo declines in the near future. Therefore, the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 2500

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,400 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Emberiza socotrana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2022.