North Philippine Dwarf-kingfisher Ceyx melanurus

Family: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)

Authority: (Kaup, 1848)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This tiny, newly-split forest kingfisher is undergoing a continuing rapid population decline owing to extensive lowland deforestation throughout its range, and it thus qualifies as Vulnerable.

Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 318,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Ceyx melanurus. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.