Ocellated Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus

Family: Odontophoridae (New World quails)

Authority: (Gould, 1837)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable as it has been undergoing a rapid population decline over the past ten years as a result of increased demand for agricultural land due to human population increases, mining concessions in its stronghold of Guatemala and increased hunting pressure.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 233,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cyrtonyx ocellatus. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 01/10/2023.