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Little Spotted Kiwi Apteryx owenii



Family: Apterygidae (Kiwis)

Authority: Gould, 1847

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of 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.



Population size: 1500

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 296,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Apteryx owenii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2022.