Malaysian Crested Argus Rheinardia nigrescens

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Rothschild, 1902)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is restricted to a narrow elevational range and has a very small to small population of between 900 and 3,000 mature individuals. However, almost the entire range is well-protected and largely inaccessible, and there are not believed to be significant threats to the species at present. As such, the species is assessed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 900-3000,1100-2000

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rheinardia nigrescens. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/malaysian-crested-argus-rheinardia-nigrescens on 26/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/09/2023.