North Island Saddleback Philesturnus rufusater

Family: Callaeidae (New Zealand wattlebirds)

Authority: (Lesson, 1828)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population confined to a number of predator free islands around New Zealand. Owing to intensive conservation management the population is increasing. It is considered Near Threatened because it only occurs at a small number of sites and is therefore moderately susceptible to stochastic events and human impacts.

Population size:

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 50,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Philesturnus rufusater. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2022.