Asian Houbara Chlamydotis macqueenii

Family: Otididae (Bustards)

Authority: (J.E. Gray, 1832)

Red List Category

Criteria: A4acd

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Justification of Red List category
This newly split species is subject to considerable over-exploitation and declines have been estimated in a large proportion of its total population, thus globally it is estimated and projected to be in rapid population decline over three generations, starting in the past and continuing into the future. However, rates of population decline may be very rapid, and if hunting pressure is not reduced the species could soon warrant uplisting to a higher threat category. Conversely, if on-going reintroduction and reinforcement strategies succeed in stabilising the population, future downlisting to a lower threat category may be justified.

Population size: 33000-67000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,920,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Chlamydotis macqueenii. Downloaded from on 22/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/09/2021.