Black-breasted Buttonquail Turnix melanogaster

Family: Turnicidae (Buttonquails)

Authority: (Gould, 1837)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1b(i)

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Justification of Red List category

This species has a small range and is inferred to be undergoing ongoing declines owing to the impacts of forest loss and introduced predators. However, it is not yet thought to be restricted to a very small number of locations, and although its range has undoubtedly undergone fragmentation, it is no longer believed to be severely fragmented. It has therefore been downlisted to Near Threatened.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 139,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Turnix melanogaster. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/07/2022.