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Vanuatu Scrubfowl Megapodius layardi



Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: Tristram, 1879

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it has a small population which is likely to be declining owing to unsustainable egg-collecting and loss of lowland forest. However conservation action is currently focused on controlling egg-collecting and reversing this decline (Baker et al. in press).



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 64,400 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Megapodius layardi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/11/2018.