Scissor-tailed Kite Chelictinia riocourii

Family: Elanidae (Kites)

Authority: (Vieillot, 1822)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ace+3ce+4ace

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Justification of Red List category
This species is suspected to be experiencing moderately rapid declines owing to habitat loss and degradation. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 30000-67000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 9,410,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Raptors MOU

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Chelictinia riocourii. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.