Blue-faced Rail Gymnocrex rosenbergii

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Schlegel, 1866)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This rail qualifies as Vulnerable because it has a small population, which is likely to be undergoing a continuing decline and severe fragmentation owing primarily to habitat loss. However, recent records may in part reflect its reclusive nature and potentially wider distribution than previously thought. Further surveys are needed to clarify its status.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 170,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Gymnocrex rosenbergii. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/02/2023.