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COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Yellow Rail in Canada


Assessment Summary


Assessment Summary – November 2001

Common name:

Yellow Rail

Scientific name:
Coturnicops Noveboracensis

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.

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.