Rufous-headed Ground-roller Atelornis crossleyi

Family: Brachypteraciidae (Ground-rollers)

Authority: Sharpe, 1875

Red List Category

Criteria: A3cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it may suffer a moderately rapid population decline during the next ten years, owing to habitat loss for subsistence agriculture combined with a potential increase in hunting pressure. If the rate of any future decline is found to be greater, the species may qualify for uplisting to a higher threat category.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 165,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Atelornis crossleyi. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/rufous-headed-ground-roller-atelornis-crossleyi on 27/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 27/09/2023.