Brown Mesite Mesitornis unicolor

Family: Mesitornithidae (Mesites)

Authority: (Des Murs, 1845)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde+3cde+4cde; C1+2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because its habitat is becoming increasingly fragmented, its Extent of Occurrence and the area and quality of suitable habitat are decreasing, and thus its small population is suspected to be declining rapidly. Climate change may also lead to declines in its ecological niche in the future.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 140,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Mesitornis unicolor. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.