Mussau Fantail Rhipidura matthiae

Family: Rhipiduridae (Fantails)

Authority: Heinroth, 1902

Red List Category

Criteria: C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is confined to one island where it is likely to have a moderately small population. Although it is tolerant of some habitat degradation, it is thought that the population is likely to be declining overall owing to habitat loss and degradation, and it therefore qualifies as Near Threatened.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 530 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Rhipidura matthiae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2021.