Jerdon's Courser Rhinoptilus bitorquatus

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Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species qualifies as Critically Endangered as a result of its single, small, declining population, which is threatened by the exploitation of scrub-forest, livestock grazing, disturbance and quarrying.There have been no confirmed sightings since 2009.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

Population size: 50-249 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 19,400 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Rhinoptilus bitorquatus. Downloaded from on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/12/2016.