Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata

Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Authority: (Boddaert, 1783)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bcd+4bcd

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Justification of Red List category
Although this species has an extremely large range and likely exceeds 10,000 mature individuals, the population trend appears to be decreasing with occupancy and reporting rate trends suggesting rapid declines within the past three generations; primarily as a result of intensive riparian management. For this reason the species is evaluated as Vulnerable.

Population size:

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,160,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Halcyon pileata. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.