Justification of Red List Category
This species has an extremely 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). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not 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.
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as abundant (Morcombe 2000).
Population increases have been noted in urban areas probably owing to the increased food supply available (Higgins et al. 2006).
Strepera graculina is endemic to eastern Australia and its offshore islands (del Hoyo et al. 2009). The subspecies ashbyi of south-west Victoria became extinct through hybridisation during the 20th century (Garnett et al. 2011).
Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N.
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Strepera graculina. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/12/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/12/2018.