Dwarf Ibis Bostrychia bocagei

Family: Threskiornithidae (Ibises, Spoonbills)

Authority: (Chapin, 1923)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Critically Endangered owing to its extremely small population which is thought to be declining as a result of habitat loss and hunting pressure.

BirdLife Species Champion: The Peter Smith Trust

BirdLife Species Guardian: SPEA (Portugal)

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 230 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Bostrychia bocagei. Downloaded from on 22/03/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 22/03/2018.