Manus Dwarf-kingfisher Ceyx dispar

Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Authority: Rothschild & Hartert, 1914

Red List Category

Criteria: B1b(ii,iii); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is confined to the island of Manus where it is suspected of having a moderately small population. Its habitat requirements are poorly known but is suspected of being at least partially forest dependent, as are other Ceyx kingfishers. Forest loss on Manus is ongoing, albeit at a slow rate, and the island hosts no protected areas, so that such losses are projected to continue into the future. For these reasons, Manus Dwarf-kingfisher is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 1100-5600, 2500-5000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ceyx dispar. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023.