LC
Taiwan Barbet Psilopogon nuchalis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Psilopogon oorti and P. annamensis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously placed in the genus Megalaima and lumped as M. oorti following Collar (2006). P. faber and P. nuchalis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were also split (and placed in Megalaima) following Collar (2006). Prior to that, all these taxa had been lumped as M. oorti following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

Taxonomic source(s)
Collar, N. J. 2006. A taxonomic reappraisal of the Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti. Forktail: 170-173.
Collar, N. J. 2006. A taxonomic reappraisal of the Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti. Forktail: 170-173.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 25,500
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Unknown not applicable -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 8.5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as fairly common to common (del Hoyo et al. 2002), while the population in Taiwan has been estimated at c. 10,000-100,000 breeding pairs (Brazil 2009).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Taiwan, China N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 300 - 2800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Psilopogon nuchalis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2022.