Slender-billed Flufftail Sarothrura watersi

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Bartlett, 1879)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i); D1

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Justification of Red List category

This species is suspected to have a small or very small population that is declining due to the ongoing loss and degradation of its wetland habitats. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened. Urgent survey is required to assess the plausible bounds of the population size, which may lead to the species being reassessed as threatened in the future.

Population size: 250-999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 74,800 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Sarothrura watersi. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/slender-billed-flufftail-sarothrura-watersi on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 21/02/2024.