Amami Jay Garrulus lidthi

Family: Corvidae (Crows and jays)

Authority: Bonaparte, 1851

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This jay has a small population which is suspected to have declined at least twice, as a result of over exploitation in the early 20th century and possibly as a result of increased levels of predation and forest development in the late 20th century. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. Lack of data makes determining current trends difficult. If systematic surveys reveal that the population is stable or increasing following predator control and forest regeneration, the species may warrant downlisting.

Population size: 3900

Population trend: Decreasing

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

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Garrulus lidthi. Downloaded from on 16/01/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/01/2021.