New Britain Rail Hypotaenidia insignis

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Sclater, 1880)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Near Threatened because although it may not be as severely affected by deforestation as some species in the region, owing to its more catholic habitat preferences, it is subject to trapping and is still thought to be declining moderately rapidly.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 64,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Hypotaenidia insignis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/05/2022.