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Copper Pheasant Syrmaticus soemmerringii



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

Authority: (Temminck, 1830)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde+3cde+4cde

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Justification of Red List category
This beautiful pheasant has been subject to excessive sport hunting, which, although now regulated, may still be having a significant impact. Predation by feral cats and dogs, as well as habitat degradation, are other likely threats. It is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid decline and is consequently categorised as Near Threatened.



Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 517,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Syrmaticus soemmerringii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2017.