VU
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola



Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: Hodgson, 1836

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This secretive snipe is estimated to have a small, declining population, as a result of the widespread loss of wetlands habitats in its breeding and wintering grounds. It may only occur in a single population and has precautionarily been treated as such here, therefore it qualifies as Vulnerable.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,270,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Gallinago nemoricola. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.