Short-legged Ground-roller Brachypteracias leptosomus

Family: Brachypteraciidae (Ground-rollers)

Authority: (Lesson, 1833)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3bcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable because its small population is likely to be declining owing to the destruction and degradation of its forest habitat, and climate change is projected to cause declines in its ecological niche. This decline is likely to become rapid over the next ten years.

Population size: 7800-19600

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 203,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Brachypteracias leptosomus. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.