Nicobar Scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis

Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: Blyth, 1846

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

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 8,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Megapodius nicobariensis. Downloaded from on 26/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/10/2021.