Purple-chinned Starling Aplonis circumscripta

Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)

Authority: (A.B. Meyer, 1884)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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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).

Population size: 5000-20000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 41,400 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Aplonis circumscripta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2022.