White-tailed Swallow Hirundo megaensis

Family: Hirundinidae (Swallows and martins)

Authority: Benson, 1942

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c+4c; B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is suspected to undergo moderately rapid declines in the future, as a result of projected range loss within its specific climate envelope. It is therefore classified as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 8,380 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Hirundo megaensis. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.