Petroica australis and P. longipes (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as P. australis following Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993) and Turbott (1990).
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red List criteria met and history
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Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the pre-split species has been described as common to scarce (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Trend justification: The population is estimated to be in decline following local decreases owing to habitat loss and introduced predators (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Petroica australis. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/south-island-robin-petroica-australis on 03/10/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/10/2023.