South Island Takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Meyer, 1883)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has an extremely small, albeit slowly increasing, population. The recovery programme in place aims to establish a self-sustaining population of over 500 individuals. If the population continues to increase, the species will warrant downlisting to Vulnerable in due course.

Population size: 280

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 181,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Porphyrio hochstetteri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020.