Black Robin Petroica traversi

Family: Petroicidae (Australasian robins)

Authority: (Buller, 1872)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1+2

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Justification of Red List category
In 1980, this robin had the smallest population of any bird species for which precise figures were known and it seemed doomed to extinction. Its spectacular recovery, following intensive management, is a renowned conservation success worldwide. The species now occurs on two islands with an overall stable population of c.300 mature individuals. It remains at risk from the accidental introduction of non-native predators that depleted its population initially, which could cause it to become Extinct or Critically Endangered in a short period if time. For this reason it is assessed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 290-310 mature individuals

Population trend: stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 24 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Petroica traversi. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.