Southern Brown Kiwi Apteryx australis

Family: Apterygidae (Kiwis)

Authority: Shaw, 1813

Red List Category

Criteria: A2be+3be+4be

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Justification of Red List category
This species is rapidly declining as a result of predation by introduced species, with the rate of population reduction suspected to have exceeded 30% over the past three generations and to continue at this rate into the future. It is therefore assessed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 16500

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 69,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Apteryx australis. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.