LC
New Britain Pitta Erythropitta gazellae



Justification

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 has not been quantified, 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.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be relatively common (G. Dutson in litt. 2016).

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be in decline owing to high rates of forest loss in New Britain (del Hoyo et al. 2003, Buchanan et al. 2008, Bryan and Shearman 2015).

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N. & Martin, R

Contributors
Dutson, G.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Erythropitta gazellae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2017.