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Great Argus Argusianus argus



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

Authority: (Linnaeus, 1766)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This spectacular pheasant is undoubtedly suffering from the twin threats of habitat loss and hunting throughout its extensive range. It is probably undergoing a moderately rapid population reduction and is consequently classified as Near Threatened.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

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

Country endemic: No


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Argusianus argus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2017.