Black-eared Wood-quail Odontophorus melanotis

Family: Odontophoridae (New World quails)

Authority: Salvin, 1865

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is threatened by the loss and degradation of its habitat and likely additionally by hunting. Rates of tree cover loss have been increasing in recent years, driving a moderately rapid population decline. The species is therefore listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 50000-499999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 451,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Odontophorus melanotis. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-eared-wood-quail-odontophorus-melanotis on 01/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/03/2024.