Great Argus Argusianus argus

Family: Phasianidae (Pheasants, Partridges, Turkeys, Grouse)

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1766)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2acd+3cd+4acd

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Justification of Red List category
This spectacular pheasant is suffering from the twin threats of habitat loss and hunting throughout its extensive range. It is suspected that the rate of population reduction is more rapid than previously thought and the species has consequently been assessed as Vulnerable. 

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,430,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Argusianus argus. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.