Maleo Macrocephalon maleo

Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: Müller, 1846

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcde+3bcde+4bcde

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Justification of Red List category
This distinctive megapode is classified as Endangered because it has undergone a very rapid decline, which is projected to continue based on levels of exploitation and declines in the extent and quality of habitat, combined with the fact that it has a small population, which continues to experience severe fragmentation.

Population size: 8000-14000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 384,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Macrocephalon maleo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/09/2021.