Vietnam Pheasant Lophura edwardsi

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Oustalet, 1896)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This pheasant remains classified as Critically Endangered following revisions of its taxonomic limits, because the lack of recent records suggests that the remaining wild population is likely to be extremely small and severely fragmented, with all subpopulations being tiny. Declines have been driven by high levels of hunting pressure and lowland forest deterioration. Further surveys are urgently needed to identify and protect any remaining populations.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 18,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Lophura edwardsi. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.