Plains-wanderer Pedionomus torquatus

Family: Pedionomidae (Plains-wanderer)

Authority: Gould, 1841

Red List Category

Criteria: A2ac

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Justification of Red List category

The species is listed as Critically Endangered because it has a very small population which, in the past decade, has experienced a decline of >90% in both of its strongholds, the Riverina of New South Wales and north-central Victoria, due to cultivation, and inappropriate grazing of natural grassland and climatic events.  

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 526,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pedionomus torquatus. 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.