Bougainville Thicketbird Megalurulus llaneae

Family: Locustellidae (Grasshopper-warblers and grassbirds)

Authority: (Hadden, 1983)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1+2a(ii);D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species is very poorly known and has only been recorded from one location, so the known range is extremely small. It is assumed to have a small population. It nests in niches in banks and is probably declining owing to predation by cats and rats. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened. More information on this species is needed. Clarification of the species's distribution, population structure, size and trend may lead to the species being uplisting to a higher threat category.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Megalurulus llaneae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2019.