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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 newly-split species is suspected to be undergoing a rapid decline over three generations (50 years) given the apparent severity of a variety of threats including hunting for feathers and food, egg collection and habitat loss and degradation. It has therefore been listed as Vulnerable, but better information on population trends and the scope and severity of threats is highly desirable.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,660,000 km2

Country endemic: No


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Struthio molybdophanes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.