Congo Peafowl Afropavo congensis

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: Chapin, 1936

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is suspected to have a small population which is inferred to be in decline, owing to ongoing hunting and habitat loss, due to mining, subsistence agriculture and logging at several locations. This is also exacerbated by the impacts of war and refugees. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 788,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Afropavo congensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/congo-peafowl-afropavo-congensis on 10/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 10/12/2023.