Black Sicklebill Epimachus fastuosus

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Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species, the largest-plumed member of its family, is listed as Vulnerable based on an estimated small population which is believed to be declining owing to hunting. The overall rate of decline is unknown but is extrapolated from historic and recent data from the few study sites. However, it may be secure in the large areas of its range which are inaccessible and largely uninhabited. Should this species be found to be stable, or increasing, it would qualify for downlisting to a lower category of threat.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 78,200 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - shelf island - Continental islands include all other islands or island groups. Generally they were once part of continents and lie on a continental shelf of < 200 m sea depth.
Realm - Oceanic - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Epimachus fastuosus. Downloaded from on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/12/2016.