Megapodius nicobariensis Blyth, 1846 - Nicobar Megapode

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Nicobar Scrubfowl.

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

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This endemic species is uncommon. It inhabits coastal forests of the Nicobar Islands in India, elevating up to 600m asl. This species has gone extinct in Myanmar (BirdLife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population size estimated at 750-1,500 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat degradation due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments. The majority of loss of this species might have happened after the 2004 Tsunami occurrence (BirdLife International 2016).
 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2016. Megapodius nicobariensis . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22678583A92779885. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22678583A92779885.en. Accessed on 31 January 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Megapodius nicobariensis Blyth, 1846 – Nicobar Megapode. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/megapodius-nicobariensis, accessed 2024/06/25.