Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species is believed to be declining at a moderately rapid rate and consequently it is classified as Near Threatened (del Hoyo et al. 1996).

Population size: 28500-91200

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 34,600,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
USFWS - Bird of Conservation Concern

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Laterallus jamaicensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/08/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/08/2019.