King Rail Rallus elegans

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Audubon, 1834

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde

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Justification of Red List category
This species is undergoing a decline, owing primarily to the loss, modification and degradation of wetland habitats. Declines have been rapid in the past, but appear to be slowing down in recent years, albeit with a large uncertainty. Given the probably moderately rapid declines, the species is evaluated as Near Threatened.

Population size: 69000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,070,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rallus elegans. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/king-rail-rallus-elegans on 01/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/12/2023.