Junin Rail Laterallus tuerosi

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Fjeldså, 1983

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is known from a very small area of marshland surrounding a single Andean lake, where habitat quality is declining, mainly because of pollution and high grazing pressure. Recent studies suggest a population of around 4,100 mature individuals, but the population may be sensitive to human-induced changes of the water level. The species consequently qualifies as Endangered.

Population size: 4100 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 330 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Laterallus tuerosi. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/junin-rail-laterallus-tuerosi on 05/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/12/2023.