Rouget's Rail Rougetius rougetii

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Guérin-Méneville, 1843)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it is thought to be declining moderately rapidly owing to the modification of its habitats. Further data on population trends may show that the species qualifies for a higher threat category.

Population size: 1500-7000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 499,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rougetius rougetii. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/rougets-rail-rougetius-rougetii on 08/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 08/12/2023.