King Rail Rallus elegans

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Audubon, 1834

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ce+3ce+4ce

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split rail is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid population decline, approaching 30% over 14 years (three generations), owing primarily to the loss, modification and degradation of wetland habitats, and the effects of pesticide use.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,070,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Rallus elegans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2021.