Shelley's Crimsonwing Cryptospiza shelleyi

Family: Estrildidae (Waxbills)

Authority: Sharpe, 1902

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This rare species has shown population declines at least locally in the past, for reasons unknown, but possibly related to ongoing deforestation and forest degradation throughout its range. It is therefore likely to have a small, severely fragmented and declining population, and is considered Endangered.

Population size: 1000-2499 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 123,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cryptospiza shelleyi. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/shelleys-crimsonwing-cryptospiza-shelleyi on 30/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/11/2023.