Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus

Family: Heliornithidae (Finfoots)

Authority: (Gray, 1849)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This elusive species has an extremely small population, which is rapidly declining as a result of the ongoing loss and degradation of wetlands and especially riverine lowland forest in Asia. It therefore qualifies as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 108-304 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,650,000 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Heliopais personatus. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/02/2024.