Reunion Gallinule Porphyrio caerulescens

Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: (Selys Longchamps, 1848)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species was endemic to the island of Réunion, but has been Extinct since around 1730. Hunting by settlers was the cause of its decline.

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Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Porphyrio caerulescens. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/06/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/06/2021.