Stitchbird Notiomystis cincta

Family: Notiomystidae (Stitchbird)

Authority: (Du Bus, 1839)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category

This species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a very small range (a single remnant population on 28 km2 Hauturu/Little Barrier island) such that it is susceptible to stochastic events and the impacts of human activities. The plausible threat of introduced predators could drive the species to Critically Endangered or Extinct in a very short time period. Intensive conservation efforts aim to improve its status, but these have resulted in only partial success with translocated populations requiring intensive and ongoing management.

Population size: 2500-3400, 3100

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 48 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Notiomystis cincta. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.