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Nicobar Scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis



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Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i);D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been retained as Vulnerable despite undergoing a dramatic decline following the 2004 tsunami. The results of on-going monitoring suggest that the population is stable, although there is increased pressure on littoral forests, and this may lead to a category change in the future.

Population size: 750-1500 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 1,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island - Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally Oceanic islands are islands or island groups that are <200,000 sq km in size and separated from other land masses by >200 m sea depth. Generally they have never been connected to a continental area by a land-ridge, and are volcanic in origin.
Realm - Indomalayan - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Megapodius nicobariensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2016.