Population information

Order name Gruiformes
Family name Rallidae
Scientific name Rallus elegans Common name King Rail
Population name elegans
Breeding range Eastern half of USA Non-breeding range SE USA, E Mexico
Red List Category Near Threatened
Ramsar regions Neotropics North America
Notes

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes
No conservation frameworks
Note:

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 1 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 2 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 3 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 4 0 0 -1 -1
WPE 5 1996 2011 104,000 105,000 [S6103] [R1049] [R1277]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 4 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 4 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 4 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 4 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 1 0 0 Unknown
WPE 2 0 0 Unknown
WPE 3 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 4 1983 1993 DEC [R542]
WPE 5 1996 2005 DEC [R1049]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 1 0 -1
WPE 2 0 -1
WPE 3 0 -1
WPE 4 0 -1
WPE 5 2012 1000

References

  • R542 - Reid, F.A.., Meanly, B. and Fredrickson, L.H. 1994 King Rail. Pages 181-191 In: Migratory shorebird and upland game bird management in North America. (Tacha, T.C. and Braun, C.E., eds.)
  • R1049 - Cooper, Thomas R. (Plan Coordinator). 2008. King Rail Conservation Plan, Version 1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Snelling, Minnesota. 121pp
  • R1277 - COSEWIC. 2011a. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the King Rail Rallus elegans in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa.

Notes

  • S6103 - 34.742 breeding pairs (Southeast United States Waterbird Region); 349 individuakls (Upper Mississippi River Valley and Great Lakes Waterbird Region); also <150 individuals in S Ontario, Canada.



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