Sula Scrubfowl Megapodius bernsteinii

Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: Schlegel, 1866

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cde+3cde+4cde

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Justification of Red List category
This species was recently uplisted to Vulnerable following evidence of severe declines, coupled with observations of extensive habitat loss and degradation and very high hunting pressure, which are suspected to be driving a rapid overall decline in its population. It may be uplisted again in the future if further evidence shows that its status has worsened.

Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 33,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Megapodius bernsteinii. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/12/2021.