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Rail, Zapata
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Cyanolimnas cerverai
Caribbean, Cuba, Global Read more
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Given the scarcity of recent sightings the population is thought to number fewer than 250 mature individuals (A. Kirconnell in litt. 2009, A. Mitchell in litt. 2009), and so is placed in the band 50-249 mature individuals. This equates to 75-374 individuals in total, rounded to 70-400 individuals he ...
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The Zapata Rail was discovered by Spanish zoologist Fermín Zanón Cervera in March 1927 in the Zapata Swamp near Santo Tomás, in the southern Matanzas Province of Cuba. The swamp holds one other bird found nowhere else, the Zapata Wren, and also gives its name to the Zapata Sparrow. Due to ongoing habitat loss in its limited range, its small population size, and predation by introduced mammals and catfish, the Zapata Rail is evaluated as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of threatened species. Tourism and climate change may pose threats in the future. ...
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