Blue Bustard Eupodotis caerulescens

Family: Otididae (Bustards)

Authority: (Vieillot, 1820)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c; C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened, as it is suspected to have undergone a moderate decline over the past 3 generations and is expected to undergo a moderately rapid population decline owing to habitat loss to intensive agriculture. Further data may show that the species qualifies for a higher threat category.

Population size: 8000-10000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 356,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Eupodotis caerulescens. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/blue-bustard-eupodotis-caerulescens on 06/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 06/06/2023.