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, although there is no evidence of a decline in the population, nor is there evidence of any serious and immediate threats, thus it is suspected to be stable.

Population size: 250-500

Population trend: Stable

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

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Buteo socotraensis. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.