LC
New Guinea Flightless Rail Megacrex inepta



Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: d'Albertis & Salvadori, 1879

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category

Although this species remains very poorly-known, there is increasing evidence that it is widespread in mangrove and sago swamps which are not significantly threatened by habitat loss or degradation. Its tolerance of logged and degraded forest is unknown but probably high given its ecology. It is hunted but there are very low human population densities across most of its range. Given its suspected low rate of decline and its large geographical range, it is no longer considered to approach the threshold for Vulnerable under any criterion and as such has been downlisted to Least Concern.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 405,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Megacrex inepta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/11/2018.