Inaccessible Island Rail Laterallus rogersi

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Lowe, 1923)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species, the smallest flightless bird in the world, qualifies as Vulnerable because, although abundant, it is restricted to one tiny island and is at risk from chance events such as the accidental introduction of alien predators from neighbouring islands.

Population size: 5460-7320,6180 mature individuals

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 19 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Laterallus rogersi. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.