Chatham Islands Snipe Coenocorypha pusilla

Family: Scolopacidae (Sandpipers, Snipes, Phalaropes)

Authority: (Buller, 1869)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range and is confined to only four predator-free islands, the majority on Rangatira. As such, the accidental introduction of alien species is a plausible threat that could drive the species to CR or EX in a very short time period. It is therefore classified as Vulnerable.

Population size: 1800-2200 mature individuals

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 180 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Coenocorypha pusilla. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.