Gurney's Pitta Hydrornis gurneyi

Family: Pittidae (Pittas)

Authority: (Hume, 1875)

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
Despite the discovery of a large population in Myanmar, the situation for this pitta remains precarious since it occupies a very small range in which its habitat of flat, low-lying forest, which is targeted for the development of oil-palm and other plantations, is already severely fragmented. A very rapid population reduction is anticipated to occur in the near future as a result of land clearance. For these reasons it is listed as Endangered.

Population size: 10000-17200

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 26,700 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Hydrornis gurneyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/11/2019.