Ridgway's Rail Rallus obsoletus

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Ridgway, 1874

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split rail is thought to have a moderately small population which is inferred to be declining owing to a variety of threats including conversion and degradation of wetlands as a result of agricultural, industrial and residential development, pollution, and predation by invasive species. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened.

Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,260,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Rallus obsoletus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2019.