Blyth's Kingfisher Alcedo hercules

Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Authority: Laubmann, 1917

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species exists at naturally low numbers as a result of its narrow habitat requirements, thus it is suspected of having a moderately small population. It is likely to be declining as a result of habitat loss and fragmentation throughout its range and is therefore listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,200,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Alcedo hercules. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/blyths-kingfisher-alcedo-hercules on 07/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 07/12/2023.