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
Although this species has a large range with more than 10,000 mature individuals, analyses of annual monitoring data show rapid declines in the last three generations, with a high likelihood of further declines given a drying climate and the probability of more frequent large fires. For this reason, the species is evaluated as Vulnerable.

Population size: 20000-30000, 25000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,900,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Leipoa ocellata. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.