VU
Northern Cassowary Casuarius unappendiculatus



Family: Casuariidae (Cassowaries, Emus)

Authority: Blyth, 1860

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is classified as Vulnerable on the basis of an estimated small, declining population. However, there are few data and, although this species is generally scarce, it is often shy. Basic research may lead to reclassification.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 186,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Casuarius unappendiculatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.