Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Authority: (Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1898)
Red List Category
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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 More recent records have been withdrawn.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).
Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident):