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Black Partridge Melanoperdix niger



Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Vigors, 1829)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
The continuing rapid reduction in the extent and quality of its habitats across much of this partridge's range is suspected to be causing a rapid population decline, qualifying it as Vulnerable.



Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 2,840,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - shelf island
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Melanoperdix niger. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.