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White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) Fact Sheet: Population & Conservation Status

Population Status

Population trend

  • Increasing (Bird Life International 2016)
  • Some human activities, such as quarrying, creating new nesting sites.

Conservation Status

IUCN Status

  • Least Concern (2016 assessment) (BirdLife International 2016)
    • 2012 - Least Concern
    • 2008 - Least Concern
    • 2004 - Least Concern
    • 2000 - Lower Risk/Least Concern
    • 1994 - Lower Risk/Least Concern
    • 1988 - Lower Risk/Least Concern

CITES Status

  • Not listed (UNEP 2020)

Threats to Survival

(Fry 2001)

  • Intensified land use by humans
  • Greater use of insecticides
  • Persecution by humans
  • Silting of rivers by poor land management practices
  • Dam construction

Page Citations

IUCN Redlist (2009, 2015)
Fry (2001)

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