Gurney's Pitta Hydrornis gurneyi

Family: Pittidae (Pittas)

Authority: (Hume, 1875)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c

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Justification of Red List category
Gurney's Pitta is evaluated as Critically Endangered as the current very rapid estimated rate decline in the population is projected to increase further over the following 13 years due to the lack of legal protection of the remaining small areas of flat, lowland forest suitable for the species. There is a high risk of rapid conversion of virtually all remaining habitat to plantations, which could plausibly take place over just a few years. 

Population size: 1000-2500 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,700 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Hydrornis gurneyi. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.