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Elgon Francolin Scleroptila elgonensis



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

Authority: (Ogilvie-Grant, 1891)

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 moderately rapid declines owing to the loss and degradation of its high altitude moorland and grassland habitats from overgrazing and conversion for agriculture, and perhaps also from hunting pressure. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 52,200 km2

Country endemic: No


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Scleroptila elgonensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/03/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/03/2020.