Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)
Authority: (A.B. Meyer, 1884)
Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
Purple-chinned Starling is assessed as Near Threatened, as it is believed to have a small population of below 10,000 mature individuals and is suspected of undergoing a continuing population reduction. In addition, there is currently thought to still be a second subpopulation on Damar, although there have been no recent records. If this population is declared extinct, the species would then occur in only one subpopulation. Because of the reasonable likelihood that the Damar population is close to extinction, the assessment is based on the species approaching the thresholds for listing as threatened under Criterion C2a(ii).
Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident):