Rarotonga Starling Aplonis cinerascens

Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)

Authority: Hartlaub & Finsch, 1871

Red List Category

Criteria: D1+2

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it has a very small population and is confined to just one tiny island. Any indication of a decline would warrant uplisting the species to a higher threat category.

Population size: 600-1700

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 32 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Aplonis cinerascens. Downloaded from on 30/11/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/11/2022.