Megapodius reinwardt


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Megapodius reinwardt
Species Authority: Dumont, 1823
Common Name(s):
English Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Orange-footed Scrubfowl, Scrubfowl
Taxonomic Notes: Megapodius reinwardt (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been split into M. reinwardt and M. tenimberensis following Jones et al. (1995).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-11-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Temple, H.
This species has a very 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 stable, 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 is very large, and hence does not 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.
2012 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species has a large range in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and northern Australia.
Australia; Indonesia; Papua New Guinea; Timor-Leste
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Population [top]

Population: The species has a large global population estimated to number 100,000-1,000,000 individuals (del Hoyo et al. 1994).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in a range of habitats from sea-level to 1,800 m, including lowland and montane rainforest, swamp forest, mangroves, and more arid bushy or wooded country near the coast. It is typically more frequent at lower altitudes, and seems to adapt well to secondary scrub (Jones et al. 1995).
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2013. Megapodius reinwardt. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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