Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus

Family: Pedionomidae (Plains-wanderer)

Authority: Gould, 1841

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category

In poor years (which appear to be getting more frequent and less recovered from), this species has a small population size comprising fewer than 1,000 mature individuals. The loss and degradation of its grassland habitat is ongoing with birds abandoning sites that are no longer suitable. For these reasons it is assessed as Endangered.

Population size: 251-5000, 251-1000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 331,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Pedionomus torquatus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/plains-wanderer-pedionomus-torquatus on 25/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 25/02/2024.