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Australian Painted-snipe Rostratula australis



Family: Rostratulidae (Painted-snipes)

Authority: (Gould, 1838)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered as it has a single, very small population which has rapidly declined and is continuing to decline owing to the destruction of its wetland habitats.



Population size: 600-1700

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 6,820,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Rostratula australis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2017.