White-breasted Mesite Mesitornis variegatus

Family: Mesitornithidae (Mesites)

Authority: Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1838

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small range which is severely fragmented and decreasing. Consequently, its small population is suspected to be declining and is likely to suffer a rapid decline over the next three generations.

Population size: 5300

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 183,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Mesitornis variegatus. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.