Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae

Family: Ardeidae (Herons)

Authority: (Hartlaub, 1860)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small population which is undergoing a continuing decline because many of its breeding colonies are heavily and increasingly exploited for eggs and young. This exploitation is exacerbated by pressures on its wetland habitats.

Population size: 1300-4000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,050,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Ardeola idae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2021.