Nias Hill Myna Gracula robusta

Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)

Authority: Salvadori, 1887

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bd+3d+4bd; C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has declined very rapidly in the recent past as a result of unsustainable trapping for the domestic cage bird trade in Indonesia, leaving the species with a tiny and restricted population that is considered to be at high risk of imminent extinction in the wild. For these reasons, it is listed as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 160-265 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 12,100 km2

Country endemic: yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Gracula robusta. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 08/12/2023.