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Harlequin Quail Coturnix delegorguei

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 76 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 9,070,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common to abundant in some areas (del Hoyo et al. 1994, Fuller et al. 2000).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola Native Extant Yes      
Botswana Native Extant       Yes
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Chad Native Extant       Yes
Comoros Native Extant       Yes
Congo Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant Yes      
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Gabon Native Extant       Yes
Gambia Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Ghana Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Lesotho Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Madagascar Native Extant       Yes
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Mali Native Extant       Yes
Mozambique Native Extant       Yes
Namibia Native Extant       Yes
Niger Native Extant Yes      
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Oman Vagrant Extant     Yes  
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
São Tomé e Príncipe Native Extant       Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant Yes      
Senegal Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant       Yes
South Africa Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant Yes      
Sudan Native Extant        
Swaziland Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes
Yemen Native Extant Yes      
Zambia Native Extant       Yes
Zimbabwe Native Extant       Yes

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1850 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Coturnix delegorguei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)
Species name author Delegorgue, 1847
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 9,070,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change