IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

Turnix hottentottus, as defined following the split of T. nana, is restricted to Western Cape Province in southern South Africa, where there are records from Cape Town east to Port Elizabeth. It inhabits mountain fynbos and coastal strandveld (Barnes 2000, Madge and McGowan 2002), and is elusive and poorly-known, making it challenging to determine population size and trends, however it has been suggested that the total population may be no larger than 400 individuals (Lee 2013).


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