New Britain Sparrowhawk Accipiter brachyurus

Family: Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles)

Authority: (Ramsay, 1879)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is judged to have a very small population on two islands, and to be declining due to forest clearance and degradation for commercial logging and conversion to oil palm plantations. It is thought to have a single subpopulation. For these reasons, the species is listed as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 69,200 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Accipiter brachyurus. Downloaded from on 27/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/06/2022.