Atoll Starling Aplonis feadensis

Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)

Authority: (Ramsay, 1882)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
Although this species is moderately susceptible to stochastic events and human activities owing to its extremely small range, this is spread out over many small islets, so it qualifies as Near Threatened. Further data are required on its habitat requirements, population size and trends on each island, and movement between these subpopulations. Should the population size be smaller than currently thought, or declining, the species would warrant uplisting to a higher threat category.

Population size:

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 272,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Aplonis feadensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2022.