IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

Distribution

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Range Description

Fulica caribaea is an uncommon and local resident in northern Venezuela (especially eastern Falcon), on Haiti, Dominican Republic (where it has declined markedly during the last century, mirrored throughout the region) and Puerto Rico (to USA), and a rare resident on Jamaica, British Virgin Islands (to UK), US Virgin Islands (to USA) and Colombia (Taylor 1996, Raffaele et al. 1998, Keith et al. 2003, Hilty 2003). It is a rare wanderer in the Lesser Antilles with a few recent breeding records on Martinique (to France) and Guadeloupe (to France), regular recent breeding on Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua) (Prins et al. 2005), and breeding is also suspected on Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago (Ffrench 1992, Raffaele et al. 1998). It formerly bred on St Kitts and Nevis, but is now only an uncommon migrant, and it is a very rare non-breeding transient on Cuba with other records from Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK), Montserrat (to UK), St Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Anguilla (to UK), north-west Venezuela and Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao) (Meyer de Schauensee and Phelps 1978, Ffrench 1992, Taylor 1996, Keith et al. 2003). The population in the Dominican Republic is estimated at a minimum of 5,000-10,000 individuals (D. Wege in litt. 2010), though the global population size is unknown.

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