Biak Paradise-kingfisher Tanysiptera riedelii

Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Authority: Verreaux, 1866

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v); C1+2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range, in which habitat is being lost and degraded, although its population is not considered to be severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations. Its population is thought to be moderately small and is likely to be in decline owing to habitat loss. It is therefore considered Near Threatened, although further studies are urgently needed to validate this assessment.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Tanysiptera riedelii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/03/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/03/2021.