Tagula Butcherbird Cracticus louisiadensis

Family: Artamidae (Woodswallows and Butcherbirds)

Authority: Tristram, 1889

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v); C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small range and a moderately small population, and is likely to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to forest loss and degradation due to logging and subsistence agriculture. However, it probably has more than ten locations, the population size does not meet the threshold for Vulnerable under the population size criterion and the largest subpopulation is unlikely to comprise 100% of the total population. For these reasons, the species is listed as Near Threatened.

Population size: 11500 - 23200

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Cracticus louisiadensis. 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.