Justification of Red List Category
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (extent of occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size may be moderately small to large, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
The global population is suspected to number fewer than 50,000 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2022), thus it is placed in the band 20,000-49,999 mature individuals here.
The population trend has not been investigated, but due to its dependence on forest declines are suspected as a consequence of logging and habitat conversion. Tree cover within the range has been lost at a rate of 8% over the past ten years; since 2016 this has been accelerating to a rate equivalent to 12% over ten years (Global Forest Watch 2021, using Hansen et al.  data and methods disclosed therein). Therefore, population declines are here tentatively placed in the band 10-19% over ten years.
Text account compilers
Butchart, S. & Ekstrom, J.
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Abeillia abeillei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/02/2023.