Sumba Buttonquail Turnix everetti

Family: Turnicidae (Buttonquails)

Authority: Hartert, 1898

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii,iv,v);C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This elusive grassland specialist qualifies as Vulnerable on the grounds that its small range (where it is known from few locations) and single small population are likely to be declining as a result of habitat degradation.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,500 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Turnix everetti. Downloaded from on 30/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/03/2023.