Gough Moorhen Gallinula comeri

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Allen, 1892)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it is restricted to a very small range, with a native population on just one small island and, although it coexists with introduced rats on the island of Tristan da Cunha, the accidental introduction of rats, or another predator to Gough Island remains a risk.

Population size: 8500

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 70 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Gallinula comeri. Downloaded from on 09/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 09/12/2022.