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Madagascar Flufftail Sarothrura insularis

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 290,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 6700-67000 poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.7 - - -
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats (del Hoyo et al. 1996).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Madagascar Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Madagascar Ambatovaky Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Analavelona Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Andohahela National Park: Parcel I site factsheet
Madagascar Andringitra National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Anjanaharibe Sud Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Anjozorobe SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Ankaizina Wetlands site factsheet
Madagascar Ankeniheny-Lakato Future SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Betampona Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Bezavona Classified Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Bidia Classified Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Kalambatritra Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Lake Itasy site factsheet
Madagascar Makira SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Mananara-North National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Mangerivola Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Marojejy National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Marotandrano Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Masoala National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Midongy South National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Montagne d'Ambre National Park and Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Onive Classified Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Ranomafana National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Torotorofotsy Wetlands site factsheet
Madagascar Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve and surrounding areas site factsheet
Madagascar Vondrozo Classified Forest and surrounding areas site factsheet
Madagascar Zafimaniry Classified Forest Future SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Zahamena National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Zahamena-Mantadia SAPM site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Sarothrura insularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)
Species name author (Sharpe, 1870)
Population size 6700-67000 mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 290,000 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species