Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus

Family: Rhynochetidae (Kagu)

Authority: Verreaux & Des Murs, 1860

Red List Category

Criteria: A3e+4ad; C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small population that is composed of small subpopulations and is inferred to be declining due to predation by dogs. It is suspected that it may be undergoing a rapid population reduction as a result of frequent predation events by dogs. For these reasons, it is classified as Endangered. However, population data are lacking. If better population data indicate that the overall population size is not undergoing a decline, the species may be downlisted to a lower category of threat in the future.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Société Calédonienne d’Ornithologie (SCO)

Population size: 250-999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,400 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Rhynochetos jubatus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/kagu-rhynochetos-jubatus on 05/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/12/2023.