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Madagascar Rail Rallus madagascariensis



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Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because its population is small and undergoing a continuing decline owing to the accelerating destruction and modification of its wetland habitats.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 16,500 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
Land-mass type - shelf island - Continental islands include all other islands or island groups. Generally they were once part of continents and lie on a continental shelf of < 200 m sea depth.
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Rallus madagascariensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.