VU
Madagascar Snipe Gallinago macrodactyla



Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: Bonaparte, 1839

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable as it is estimated to have a small population which is undergoing a continuing decline owing to wetland modification and hunting. Up-to-date data is urgently needed for this species, as the population estimate is now nearly a decade out of date. Should the population prove to be lower than currently thought, the species may warrant uplisting in the future.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 268,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Gallinago macrodactyla. 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.