Manipur Bush-quail Perdicula manipurensis

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

Authority: (Hume, 1880)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known species's specialised habitat is severely fragmented and is undergoing continuing rapid loss and degradation, pressures that are assumed to be causing a rapid population decline. In addition, it went unrecorded from 1932-2006, and has not been seen since despite follow-up surveys, indicating that its population is now likely to be very small. Recent estimates suggest the species's population is likely to be smaller than previously thought, and any remaining subpopulations are likely to be very small, and it is therefore listed as Endangered.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 144,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Perdicula manipurensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/manipur-bush-quail-perdicula-manipurensis on 04/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/06/2023.