Justification of Red List Category
This species has a very 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). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to 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 reported to be local and generally scarce (Flegg and Madge 1995).
This population is estimated to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat loss and degradation (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Cinclosoma punctatum occurs in south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania (del Hoyo et al. 2007). The subspecies anachoreta of the Mt Lofty Ranges was last recorded in 1983 and is likely to be extinct (Paton et al. 1994).
Text account compilers
Khwaja, N., Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Wheatley, H.
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Cinclosoma punctatum. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/08/2022.