Sangihe Dwarf-kingfisher Ceyx sangirensis

Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Authority: (Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1898)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i,ii); D

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Justification of Red List category
This recently-split species has not been recorded since the original type series. More recent records have been withdrawn. Any remaining extant population is likely to be extremely small, probably numbering far fewer than 250 mature individuals and precautionarily assumed to form a single subpopulation. The species is inferred to be in continuing decline owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation. It is therefore classified as Critically Endangered. Further searches are planned; if they fail to locate the species, it may be appropriate to list it as Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct).

Population size: 1-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Ceyx sangirensis. Downloaded from on 23/10/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/10/2020.