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White-winged Flufftail Sarothrura ayresi



Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Gurney, 1877)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This elusive species is listed as Critically Endangered as its population is now thought to be very small, and is believed to be undergoing a very rapid continuing decline in extent, area, and habitat quality, owing to the high rate of loss and degradation of its preferred habitat, seasonal marshland. Populations in both Ethiopia and South Africa are now thought to be extremely small (although there may be some migration between the two areas).



Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 2,700 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Sarothrura ayresi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.