Zapata Rail Cyanolimnas cerverai

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Barbour & Peters, 1927

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Critically Endangered as the population, which is confined to a single area, is now thought to be extremely small and is undergoing continued decline, possibly due to the effect of invasive species. It is undoubtedly highly threatened and in need of urgent conservation action to investigate and halt this decline.

Population size: 50-249 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,300 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Cyanolimnas cerverai. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.