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White-tailed Swallow Hirundo megaensis



Family: Hirundinidae (Swallows and martins)

Authority: Benson, 1942

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is believed to have a small population, and is suspected to be declining owing to the intensification of land-use across much of its small range. It is therefore treated as Vulnerable, although there is little information on its population status and the seriousness of threats. There is cause for concern because of its specific climate envelope, and future information may lead to the species requiring to be reassessed.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 16,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Hirundo megaensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/10/2017.