Tanimbar Scrubfowl Megapodius tenimberensis

Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: P.L. Sclater, 1883

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This megapode occurs at moderate density within its very small range. Its global population size has not been estimated, but it is thought to be declining owing to habitat loss and hunting. However, the species persists in unfragmented habitat and is known from several islands. It therefore qualifies as Near Threatened.

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 (2019) Species factsheet: Megapodius tenimberensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/10/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/10/2019.