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Reeves's Pheasant Syrmaticus reevesii

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered  
Vulnerable A2cd+3cd+4cd;C2a(i) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 Vulnerable
2012 Vulnerable
2008 Vulnerable
2004 Vulnerable
2000 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type continent
Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 532,000 medium
Number of locations 11-100 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 2500-9999 poor Estimated 2000
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation 251-1000 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5 - - -
Population justification: The population size has been estimated at c.3,000 and c.5,000 individuals, but it may be more numerous than this. It is placed in the band 2,500-9,999 mature individuals, equating to 3,750-14,999 individuals in total, rounded here to 3,500-15,000 individuals.
Trend justification: Hunting and habitat loss and fragmentation remain important threats and together they are suspected to be driving a rapid population decline in this species.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
China (mainland) Badagongshan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Beiping site factsheet
China (mainland) Changqing Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Chishui Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Dongzhai Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Erlangba site factsheet
China (mainland) Erlinggou site factsheet
China (mainland) Fanjing Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Fobao Forest Park site factsheet
China (mainland) Foping Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Funiu Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Gaole Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Houhe Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Hualong Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Huping Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Jigong Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Jinfo Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Jiuding Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Jiugong Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Kuankuoshui Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Lao Shan Mountain site factsheet
China (mainland) Lengshuihe Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Linkang Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Longshengou Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Matoushan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Mayanghe Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Micang Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Niubeiliang Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Qinggangtang–Taibai–Dahe Forest site factsheet
China (mainland) Shennongjia Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Simian Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Siwang Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Siyetun Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Suichuan site factsheet
China (mainland) Taohongling Sika Deer Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Tianma Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Tuoda Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Wulipo Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Xiannü Shan site factsheet
China (mainland) Xishui Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Yang Xian and neighbouring area site factsheet
China (mainland) Yaoluoping Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Zhouzhi Nature Reserve site factsheet
China (mainland) Zhujia Shan Nature Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Forest Temperate major breeding
Altitude 400 - 2600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Agro-industry farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Rapid Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Wearing apparel, accessories Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Syrmaticus reevesii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Vulnerable
Family Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Species name author (Gray, 1829)
Population size 2500-9999 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 532,000 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species