New Zealand Quail Coturnix novaezelandiae

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

Authority: Quoy & Gaimard, 1830

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species formerly occurred on New Zealand's North, South, and Great Barrier islands, but is now Extinct, probably primarily due to widespread burning of habitat, introduced predators and diseases spread by introduced game birds. A bird that died in 1875 is thought to represent the last individual of the species.

Population size: unknown

Population trend:

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Coturnix novaezelandiae. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/new-zealand-quail-coturnix-novaezelandiae on 28/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/02/2024.