Regent Honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia

Family: Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters)

Authority: (Shaw, 1794)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bce

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Justification of Red List category
The species is classified as Critically Endangered because its population is inferred to have undergone extremely rapid declines over the past three generations (24 years). These declines have been driven primarily by drought, compounded by habitat loss caused by historic clearance for agriculture, and possibly competition with other native species, particularly Noisy Miner.

Population size: 350-400

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 129,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anthochaera phrygia. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.