VU
Socotra Buzzard Buteo socotraensis



Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: Porter & Kirwan, 2010

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable because its population is estimated to be very small. It is also suspected of undergoing a slow population decline; the falconry trade of the species is increasing, and if there is evidence that the population is undergoing significant declines as a result, it may require reassessment in the future.  



Population size: 250-500

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical
Land-mass type - unknown island type
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Buteo socotraensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023.