Puna Rhea Rhea tarapacensis

Family: Rheidae (Rheas)

Authority: (Chubb, 1913)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split rhea has been precautionarily listed as Near Threatened as declines in its population may have been moderately rapid over three generations (c.33 years) owing the effects of egg collection and hunting. Uncertainties remain over the taxonomic status and over the population size and trend of the taxon and it may be reclassified in the future.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 526,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Rhea tarapacensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2020.