Slaty Egret Egretta vinaceigula

Family: Ardeidae (Herons)

Authority: (Sharpe, 1895)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a small and declining population. Apparently suitable habitat is widely available throughout its range, yet it is never common, thus its rarity remains unexplained.

Population size: 2500-3300 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 172,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Egretta vinaceigula. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/12/2023.