Micronesian Scrubfowl Megapodius laperouse

Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: Gaimard, 1823

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because it has a very small, fragmented range and a relatively small estimated population. Given the multiple threats across its range, it is likely to be suffering a continuing decline.

Population size: 1300-1700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 481,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Megapodius laperouse. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2021.