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 Rallus aquaticus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2014 Not Recognised
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 full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant   Yes    
Albania Native Extant       Yes
Algeria Native Extant        
Armenia Native Extant Yes      
Austria Native Extant       Yes
Azerbaijan Native Extant       Yes
Bahrain Native Extant     Yes Yes
Bangladesh Native Extant        
Belarus Native Extant       Yes
Belgium Native Extant       Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina Native Extant Yes      
Brunei Vagrant Extant        
Bulgaria Native Extant     Yes Yes
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
Croatia Native Extant       Yes
Cyprus Native Extant   Yes    
Czech Republic Native Extant       Yes
Denmark Native Extant       Yes
Egypt Native Extant        
Estonia Native Extant Yes      
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) Native Extant   Yes    
Finland Native Extant     Yes Yes
France Native Extant     Yes Yes
Georgia Native Extant Yes      
Germany Native Extant     Yes Yes
Greece Native Extant     Yes Yes
Greenland (to Denmark) Vagrant Extant        
Hong Kong (China) Native Extant        
Hungary Native Extant       Yes
Iceland Native Extant   Yes    
India Native Extant Yes      
Iran, Islamic Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Iraq Native Extant   Yes    
Ireland Native Extant       Yes
Israel Native Extant        
Italy Native Extant       Yes
Japan Native Extant Yes      
Jordan Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Kazakhstan Native Extant Yes      
Kuwait Native Extant     Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes      
Laos Native Extant        
Latvia Native Extant       Yes
Lebanon Native Extant     Yes Yes
Libya Native Extant        
Liechtenstein Native Extant       Yes
Lithuania Native Extant       Yes
Luxembourg Native Extant       Yes
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Native Extant       Yes
Madagascar Native Extant Yes      
Malaysia Vagrant Extant        
Malta Native Extant   Yes    
Moldova Native Extant       Yes
Montenegro Native Extant       Yes
Morocco Native Extant        
Myanmar Native Extant        
Nepal Vagrant Extant        
Netherlands Native Extant       Yes
North Korea Native Extant        
Norway Native Extant Yes      
Oman Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Pakistan Native Extant        
Palestinian Authority Territories Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Poland Native Extant       Yes
Portugal Native Extant       Yes
Qatar Native Extant   Yes Yes  
Romania Native Extant     Yes Yes
Russia (Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (Central Asian) Native Extant Yes      
Russia (European) Native Extant Yes      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Serbia Native Extant       Yes
Slovakia Native Extant       Yes
Slovenia Native Extant       Yes
South Korea Native Extant        
Spain Native Extant       Yes
Sri Lanka Vagrant Extant        
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (to Norway) Vagrant Extant        
Sweden Native Extant       Yes
Switzerland Native Extant       Yes
Syria Native Extant   Yes    
Taiwan (China) Native Extant Yes      
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes      
Thailand Native Extant        
Tunisia Native Extant        
Turkey Native Extant       Yes
Turkmenistan Native Extant Yes      
Ukraine Native Extant     Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates Native Extant     Yes Yes
United Kingdom Native Extant       Yes
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes      
Vietnam Vagrant Extant        
Yemen Native Extant   Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Kyrgyzstan Tokmak Pheasant Reserve site factsheet

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
Sport Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Rallus aquaticus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2014.

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 Not Recognised
Family Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)
Species name author Linnaeus, 1758
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species