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Palau Kingfisher Todiramphus pelewensis



Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Authority: (Wiglesworth, 1891)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii); D2

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split kingfisher is endemic to a small island archipelago, where it is susceptible to the potential introduction of an invasive snake which would likely cause rapid population declines and result in the species qualifying as Vulnerable or Endangered within one to two generations. The current population size and trends are uncertain; better information on this species is urgently needed, and may result in its reclassification.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,500 km2

Country endemic: Yes


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Todiramphus pelewensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2017.