VU
Drummer Rail Habroptila wallacii



Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Gray, 1860

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This enigmatic flightless rail is classified as Vulnerable because it has a small population, which is likely to be declining and undergoing fragmentation owing to the on-going loss of its specialised habitat. However, it is poorly known, and further surveys may reveal it to be more numerous and occur in a wider range of habitats than current information suggests.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 40,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Habroptila wallacii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/04/2017.