Rufous Scrub-bird Atrichornis rufescens

Family: Atrichornithidae (Scrub-birds)

Authority: (Ramsay, 1867)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been uplisted to Endangered it has a very small, severely fragmented area of occupancy, and is experiencing habitat destruction and a continuing population decline. Inappropriate management continues to threaten the quality of its habitat and there are concerns that drying caused by increasingly erratic climate conditions may lead to its disappearance from much of its current range (e.g. recent research suggests it may suspend its breeding when winter rainfall is low).

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 33,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Atrichornis rufescens. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2020.