Austral Rail Rallus antarcticus

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: King, 1828

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been recorded in small numbers at a small number of localities and so its population size is likely to be very small. Its population size is inferred to be declining due to ongoing habitat degradation and predation by invasive American Mink. For these reasons, the species is listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 1000-9999, 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 265,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rallus antarcticus. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.