Biak Scrubfowl Megapodius geelvinkianus

Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: Meyer, 1874

Red List Category

Criteria: B1b(iii); C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small range in which ongoing forest loss and degradation are causing a reduction in the area of occupied habitat, and has a small, declining population. However, the species occupies multiple islands and parts of the range do not appear to be impacted by any threat, reducing the potential risk of extinction. The population is arranged in multiple subpopulations, the largest of which exceeds 1,000 mature individuals. As such, it only partially meets the thresholds for listing as threatened, and is assessed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 12,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Megapodius geelvinkianus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/01/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/01/2023.