Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Cuvier, 1820)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has a moderately small population which is suspected to be in decline owing mainly to hunting pressure, plus habitat loss and degradation. Should this species be found to have a small population, it may qualify for a higher category.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 166,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Meleagris ocellata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/07/2020.