Subdesert Mesite Monias benschi

Family: Mesitornithidae (Mesites)

Authority: Oustalet & Grandidier, 1903

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd; B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small range, and continuing destruction of its habitat is suspected to be causing a significant population decline which is projected to continue into the future.

Population size: 65000-110000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 13,400 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Monias benschi. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.