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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Yellow Rail in Canada

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Assessment Summary

 

Assessment Summary – November 2001

Common name:

Yellow Rail

Scientific name:
Coturnicops Noveboracensis

Status:
Special Concern

Reason for designation:
Relatively small population, declining because of continuing habitat losses, especially on the wintering grounds. Further decline could go undetected because of the secretive nature of the species.

Occurrence:
Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick

Status history:
Designated Special Concern in April 1999. Status re-examined and confirmed in November 2001. Last assessment based on an existing status report.