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Megapodius nicobariensis Blyth, 1846 – Nicobar Megapode

Taxonomic Notes:

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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Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Megapodius nicobariensis Blyth, 1846 – Nicobar Megapode. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/716/Megapodius-nicobariensis
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