Mexican Rail Rallus tenuirostris

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: Ridgway, 1874

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This rail may have a moderately small population within which all subpopulations are likely to be small, and an overall decline is suspected owing to degradation of its highland freshwater marsh habitat. For these reasons the species has been classified as Near Threatened, but further information is highly desirable and may lead to a reclassification in the future.

Population size: 15000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 238,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rallus tenuirostris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023.