Hawaiian Coot Fulica alai

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Peale, 1848

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
Although able to take advantage of most waterbodies, this species is listed as Vulnerable because its range is very small and susceptible to stochastic events and human activities, given that its wetland habitat is scattered and limited in area, and that only a small number of concentrations are known.

Population size: 1300-2700

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 59,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Fulica alai. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.