Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20,000 km2
combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population is extremely large, but is estimated to be declining at a slow to moderate rate, but that this rate does currently approach the thresholds for listing as threatened. As such it is assessed as Least Concern.
Extensive monitoring across the native range is necessary for the timely detection of any potential increase in the rate of population reduction.
Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident):
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome