Family: Ciconiidae (Storks)
Authority: (Boddaert, 1783)
Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
This species has a large population size and occupies a wide range across South and South-East Asia, occurring within a wide variety of habitats, both natural and artificial. However, much of the population found in South-East Asia has undergone considerable population declines owed to factors such as hunting, habitat degradation, and pollution from agriculture, with the species thought to have extirpated from many parts of its former range here. The South Asian population has alternatively remained largely stable. Thus, considering that threats may well extent to the entire species's range, as well as more regional declines across South-East Asia, the species is suspected to be undergoing a slower rate of decline approaching 30%. Thus, it has been downlisted to Near Threatened.
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