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Ocellated Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus



Family: Odontophoridae (New World quails)

Authority: (Gould, 1837)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species his listed as Vulnerable as it is projected to undergo a rapid population decline over the next three generations as a result of increased demand for agricultural land due to human population increases, because of mining concessions in its stronghold of Guatemala, and due to increased hunting pressure.



Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 233,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Cyrtonyx ocellatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2017.