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New Guinea Flightless Rail Megacrex inepta



Family: Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, Coots)

Authority: d'Albertis & Salvadori, 1879

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This enigmatic species is known from very few records over a wide range, and, although it is thought to be more abundant than data would indicate, it probably has a moderately small population, which is declining owing to hunting and habitat degradation. It consequently qualifies as Near Threatened.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 89,600 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Megacrex inepta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/01/2017.