Madagascar Sacred Ibis Threskiornis bernieri

Family: Threskiornithidae (Ibises, Spoonbills)

Authority: (Bonaparte, 1855)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small population which is declining owing largely to unsustainable harvesting of its eggs, disturbance of nesting sites and the degradation of wetland habitats in Madagascar. Declines are predicted to continue into the future.

Population size: 1500-1850

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 564,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Afrotropical
Land-mass type - shelf island
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Threskiornis bernieri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2021.