LC
Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis



Family: Otididae (Bustards)

Authority: (Gray, 1829)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category

This species has been downlisted to Least Concern as it is no longer believed to have experienced a moderately rapid population reduction in the past three generations (47 years).  Population loss in southern Australia occurred prior to this period, and the population in north is now relatively stable. While local scarcity can occur, possibly caused by hunting or fire, the population almost certainly exceeds 10,000 mature individuals and has an extremely large range. The species therefore does approach any of the thresholds for classification as Vulnerable.



Population size: 6700-67000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 9,080,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Realm - Oceanic
Land-mass type - Australia
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Ardeotis australis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.