Somali Ostrich Struthio molybdophanes

Family: Struthionidae (Ostriches)

Authority: Reichenow, 1883

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is inferred to be undergoing rapid declines over three generations due to ongoing threats including hunting pressure, egg collection, and habitat loss and degradation. It has therefore been listed as Vulnerable, but data is limited owing to recent taxonomic splits and surveys are needed to quantify the species's current population status and trends.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,660,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Struthio molybdophanes. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.