Family: Apterygidae (Kiwis)
Authority: Gould, 1847
Red List Category
This species was once comprised of just five individuals, however conservation action now sees it occur at 11 locations: eight offshore islands and three fenced mainland sanctuaries. The population size is currently 1,500 mature individuals, and continues to increase. However, over 70% of the population occurs on one island, where, if mammalian predators were to accidentally be introduced, the population could become Vulnerable or Endangered in a very short period of time. It is therefore listed as Near Threatened.
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Apteryx owenii. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/little-spotted-kiwi-apteryx-owenii on 26/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/09/2023.