South Island Saddleback Philesturnus carunculatus

Family: Callaeidae (New Zealand wattlebirds)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population confined to a number of predator free islands and one secure mainland site in South Island, New Zealand. Owing to intensive conservation management the population is increasing. It is considered Near Threatened because it only occurs at a small number of sites and is therefore moderately susceptible to stochastic events and human impacts.

Population size:

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 84,200 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Philesturnus carunculatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/06/2022.