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Rufous-faced Crake Laterallus xenopterus



Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Conover, 1934

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been recorded from only ten widely disjunct areas, and is presumed to have a small population which is declining in line with the decreasing area, extent and quality of suitable habitat within its range. For these reasons, it is listed as Vulnerable. However, further surveys may find the species at additional locations and this may result in its downlisting to Near Threatened.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,220,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Laterallus xenopterus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2018.