Dulit Partridge Rhizothera dulitensis

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

Authority: Ogilvie-Grant, 1895

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species is extremely poorly-known and has not been recorded with certainty since 1937, and is assumed to have a very small population (perhaps fewer than 2,500 mature individuals, given the paucity of records) which is inferred to be in decline owing to habitat loss and degradation in some areas, with all subpopulations likely to number fewer than 1,000 mature individuals. It has therefore been classified as Vulnerable, but better information is urgently needed.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 29,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rhizothera dulitensis. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.