Heterotetrax rueppelii (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus Eupodotis.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red List criteria met and history
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Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as frequent to common and common in coastal Angola (del Hoyo et al. 1996).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Heterotetrax rueppelii. Downloaded from
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Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 08/12/2023.