VU
Galapagos Rail Laterallus spilonota



Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Gould, 1841)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is restricted to a small range on just a few islands. It is declining owing to the ongoing effects of introduced plants, herbivores and predators, and the continuing destruction and degradation of habitat. These factors qualify it as Vulnerable.



Population size: 3300-6700

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 2,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Laterallus spilonota. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.