Malleefowl Leipoa ocellata

Family: Megapodiidae (Megapodes)

Authority: Gould, 1840

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce+3ce+4bce

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it has undergone a rapid decline over the last three generations (50 years), based on a decline in its range owing to habitat clearance and fragmentation, and the compounding effects of introduced species. There has been some recovery in parts of the range, but some reserves may prove too small to support viable populations without intensive management.

Population size: 100000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,290,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Leipoa ocellata. Downloaded from on 06/07/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 06/07/2022.