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Moorland Francolin Scleroptila psilolaema



Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Gray, 1867)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species is suspected to be undergoing moderately rapid declines owing to the loss and degradation of its high altitude moorland and grassland habitats from overgrazing and conversion for agriculture. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened. Better knowledge of its population size, trend and threats may lead to a revision of its status.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 113,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Scleroptila psilolaema. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2018.