Tanimbar Scrubfowl Megapodius tenimberensis

Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: P.L. Sclater, 1883

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This megapode occurs at a moderate density within its small range, and is suspected to have a small population. It is believed to be suffering an ongoing decline owing to habitat loss and hunting, but there is no estimate of the rate of any decline. Due to the use of a minimum convex polygon for calculating the size of the extent of occurrence, the species no longer qualifies as Near Threatened under criterion B1, but new information indicates that the population may be very small, hence it is listed as Vulnerable under criterion D. 

Population size: 670-6700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Megapodius tenimberensis. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/01/2023.