Basra Reed-warbler Acrocephalus griseldis

Family: Acrocephalidae (Reed-warblers)

Authority: (Hartlaub, 1891)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c

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Justification of Red List category
This species was estimated to have undergone a very rapid decline in the past owing to drainage of its breeding habitat, and corroborated by numbers caught at a ringing site during migration.  The population is suspected to have stabilised, but current water management has led to a decrease in its breeding habitat again, in combination with a series of recent droughts; and, additionally, there is uncertainty over future water management.  This suggests that the population may rapidly go into decline in the future again.  Therefore, this species is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 438,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
AEMLAP  2014

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Acrocephalus griseldis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022.