Gunnison Grouse Centrocercus minimus

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: Young, Braun, Oyler-McCance, Hupp & Quinn, 2000

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small occupied range which is severely fragmented and declining. Habitat fragmentation is particularly concerning given that the species requires a variety of adjacent habitats. Management strategies are being implemented which aim to reverse current population declines over the next 15 years.

Population size: 1700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 37,500 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Centrocercus minimus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/10/2020.