Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum

Family: Gruidae (Cranes)

Authority: (Bennett, 1834)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2acd+4acd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Endangered because threats such as habitat loss and the illegal removal of birds and eggs from the wild have driven very rapid declines during the past three generations (45 years).

Population size: 17700-22300

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,070,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Balearica regulorum. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/grey-crowned-crane-balearica-regulorum on 04/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/10/2023.