Nicobar Scrubfowl Megapodius nicobariensis


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Bird, J.P., Martin, R., Akçakaya, H.R., Gilroy, J., Burfield, I.J., Garnett, S.G., Symes, A., Taylor, J., ?ekercio?lu, Ç.H. and Butchart, S.H.M. 2020. Generation lengths of the world’s birds and their implications for extinction risk. Conservation Biology 34(5): 1252-1261. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13486.

BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened Birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Global Forest Watch. 2021. Tree cover loss in Nicobar Islands, India. Available at: (Accessed: 12th January 2021).

Islam, M. Z. & Rahmani, A. R. 2010. Saving globally threatened and endemic birds using the IBAs approach in Andaman and Nicobar islands . Recent Trends in Biodiversity of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, pp. 423-434. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai.

IUCN. 2021. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2021-3. Available at: (Accessed: 09 December 2021).

Radley, P. M., Davis, R. A., Dekker, R. W., Molloy, S. W., Blake, D., & Heinsohn, R. 2018. Vulnerability of megapodes (Megapodiidae, Aves) to climate change and related threats. Environmental Conservation 45(4): 396-406.

Sankaran, R. 1995. The distribution, status and conservation of the Nicobar Megapode Megapodius nicobariensis. Biological Conservation 72: 17-25.

Sivakumar, K. 2007. The Nicobar Megapode: status, ecology and conservation;: aftermath tsunami.

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Further resources

IUCN SSC Galliformes Specialist Group

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Megapodius nicobariensis. Downloaded from on 28/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/06/2022.