Annamite Crested Argus Rheinardia ocellata

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Elliot, 1871)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd+3bcd+4bcd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been severely impacted by the intensive industrial-level snaring that has taken place in the past decade. In tandem with increasing rates of forest cover loss allowing greater access to trappers and reducing the extent and quality of forested habitat within the range, this is suspected to have driven an extremely rapid loss of abundance in this formerly common species. The species is classified as Critically Endangered.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 126,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rheinardia ocellata. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.