Louisiade Pitta Erythropitta meeki

Family: Pittidae (Pittas)

Authority: (Rothschild, 1898)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Data Deficient as there have been no definite records since the type specimen was collected in 1898; there is no reason to suspect that it has become Extinct in that time but there is not currently enough information to assess its extinction risk. If it is restricted to Rossel Island and present at similar densities to congeners, it is likely that it would qualify as Endangered based on a small, declining population.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 410 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Erythropitta meeki. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/02/2023.