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Malay Peacock-pheasant Polyplectron malacense



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

Authority: (Scopoli, 1786)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because of the rapid loss of plains-level forest in Peninsular Malaysia (which shows no signs of slowing), on which this species is dependent. Its population is becoming increasingly fragmented, leaving it vulnerable to extinction debt processes and increasing access to forest for hunters.



Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 102,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Polyplectron malacense. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2022.