LC
New Caledonian Thicketbird Megalurulus mariae



Family: Locustellidae ()

Authority: Verreaux, 1869

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This previously poorly known species has recently been found to be common and widespread across much of New Caledonia, where its favoured open grassy habitat is not immediately threatened, it remains numerous in close proximity to human habitation and does not appear to be declining owing to predation by invasive species. It has consequently been downlisted to Least Concern.



Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 20,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Megalurulus mariae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/12/2016.