Socotra Bunting Emberiza socotrana
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Family: Emberizidae (Buntings, American sparrows and allies)

Authority: (Ogilvie-Grant & Forbes, 1899)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species qualifies as Vulnerable on the basis of its very small occupied range, being 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.

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 (2017) Species factsheet: Emberiza socotrana. Downloaded from on 19/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 19/10/2017.