Imperial Snipe Gallinago imperialis

Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: Sclater & Salvin, 1869

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This little-known and elusive species apparently has a small population, and in some areas it is likely to be declining owing to destruction and degradation of its páramo habitat. It is consequently classified as Near Threatened, but may be downlisted to Least Concern if it is found to be more common and widespread than is currently known.

Population size: 6700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 692,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Gallinago imperialis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/01/2022.