Makira Moorhen Pareudiastes silvestris

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Mayr, 1933)

Red List Category

Criteria: D

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Justification of Red List category
This species has not been directly recorded by western scientists since 1953 despite recent surveys lasting several weeks. However local hunters and villagers report the species as extant but very rare. The already small population is likely to have declined further as a result of depredation by introduced mammalian predators. Any remaining population is likely to be tiny, and for these reasons it is treated as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 1-49

Population trend: Unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pareudiastes silvestris. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 17/01/2022.