LC
Chinese Barbet Psilopogon faber



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Psilopogon faber (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) was previously placed in the genus MegalaimaPsilopogon oorti and P. annamensis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously placed in the genus Megalaima and lumped as M. oorti following Collar (2006). P. faber and P. nuchalis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were also split (and placed in Megalaima) following Collar (2006). Prior to that, all these taxa had been lumped as M. oorti following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

Taxonomic source(s)
Collar, N. J. 2006. A taxonomic reappraisal of the Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti. Forktail: 170-173.
Collar, N. J. 2006. A taxonomic reappraisal of the Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti. Forktail: 170-173.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 202,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 8.5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as rare (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction within its restricted range (del Hoyo et al. 2002).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
China (mainland) N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 900 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 2400 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Psilopogon faber. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/03/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/03/2021.