Mauritius Kestrel Falco punctatus

Family: Falconidae (Falcons, Caracaras)

Authority: Temminck, 1821

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,v); C2a(i); D

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Justification of Red List category
This species formerly had an increasing population, but it has declined again, with disappearance from part of its range. It is listed as Endangered on the basis that it has a very small and declining population, which occupies a very small range in which habitat quality is in decline owing to the spread of introduced plant species.

Population size: 170-200

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 880 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Falco punctatus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/mauritius-kestrel-falco-punctatus on 09/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 09/06/2023.