Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi

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Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3bce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small and extremely rapidly declining population within a very small range. It is likely that birds may move between breeding sites on an annual basis but recent absences from former breeding sites are now believed to represent genuine declines. The species therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 660-800 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 920 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Podiceps gallardoi. Downloaded from on 06/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/12/2016.