Plain-flanked Rail Rallus wetmorei

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Zimmer & Phelps, 1944

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); D

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it is recently known from only three localities, and has a very small known population and range, which are presumed to be undergoing continuing and rapid declines owing to coastal development. There are recent records, and surveys are urgently required to develop appropriate conservation measures.

Population size: 50-200

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rallus wetmorei. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/plain-flanked-rail-rallus-wetmorei on 25/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 25/09/2023.