LC
Stubble Quail Coturnix pectoralis



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally common in Victoria and New South Wales (Madge and McGowan 2002).

Trend justification
This species is increasing on mainland Australia owing to creation of new habitat caused by forest clearance, irrigation and establishment of crops and pastures. However the species has suffered marked declines on Tasmania and other islands owing to habitat degradation and over-hunting. agricultural machinery is responsible for destroying eggs and nests throughout its range (del Hoyo et al. 1994).

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Coturnix pectoralis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/11/2019.