Australian Painted-snipe Rostratula australis

Family: Rostratulidae (Painted-snipes)

Authority: (Gould, 1838)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3bce+4bce; 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 very rapidly declined and is continuing to decline at a rate exceeding 50% within three generations owing to the destruction of its wetland habitats.

Population size: 270-410, 340

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,200,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rostratula australis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/australian-painted-snipe-rostratula-australis on 30/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/09/2023.