Trinidad Piping-guan Pipile pipile

Family: Cracidae (Guans, Chachalacas, Curassows)

Authority: (Jacquin, 1784)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i,ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been extirpated from several areas. The population is now extremely small and was until recently decreasing because of continuing illegal hunting and habitat loss, therefore it was assessed as Critically Endangered. There is recent evidence to suggest that the population is now increasing, such that the species will warrant downlisting in the future, subject to the 5-year rule. The start date of this increase is considered to be 2018, and this is accordingly set as the start year for the application of the 5-year rule. If the population continues to be stable or increasing in 2023, the species will then qualify for downlisting to Endangered. 

Population size: 150-330

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Pipile pipile. Downloaded from on 21/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/10/2021.