New Britain Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Ramsay, 1879)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is judged to have very small subpopulations on two islands and to be declining in the lowlands through forest clearance and degradation, leading to classification as Vulnerable. However, this is based on poor data and further fieldwork may reveal that it is more common in montane forest than currently thought and may therefore require downlisting to Near Threatened.

Population size: 1000-2499

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 69,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Accipiter brachyurus. Downloaded from on 18/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/09/2021.