Madagascar Marsh-harrier Circus macrosceles

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: Newton, 1863

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i); D

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Endangered as it has a very small population, which is likely to be declining owing to a variety of threats, principally habitat loss and degradation, and persecution by humans.

Population size: 100-249 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 707,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Circus macrosceles. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/madagascar-marsh-harrier-circus-macrosceles on 29/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/02/2024.