Palau Kingfisher Todiramphus pelewensis

Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Authority: (Wiglesworth, 1891)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii); D2

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Justification of Red List category
Endemic to the Palau Archipelago where it occupies a small range, Palau Kingfisher is susceptible to the potential introduction of Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis which would likely cause rapid population declines capable of qualifying the species as Vulnerable or Endangered within one to two generations. Although the population size is currently thought to be stable at approximately 2,700 mature individuals, there is some ongoing habitat degradation. For these reasons the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 2100-3300, 2700

Population trend: Unknown

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

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Todiramphus pelewensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/03/2023.