Palau Nightjar Caprimulgus phalaena

Family: Caprimulgidae (Nightjars)

Authority: Hartlaub & Finsch, 1872

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This newly-split species has a very small range on a single island, and is presumed to have a single, small population, although no good population estimate has yet been obtained. It has been listed as Near Threatened as potential threats to the species are not currently thought to be sufficient to cause a continuing decline, although there are no data available on population trend. Any evidence for a continuing decline would most likely lead to its uplisting to Endangered, and an improved population estimate could also lead to its reclassification.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 510 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Caprimulgus phalaena. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2022.