Western Whipbird Psophodes nigrogularis

Family: Psophodidae (Whipbirds and wedgebills)

Authority: Gould, 1844

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been downlisted to Least Concern, because the total population, and three of the four subpopulations, are now not thought to approach the thresholds for classification as Vulnerable based on small, declining population size. 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). The current overall population trend is unknown, but it is likely to be fluctuating locally owing to the impacts of wildfires,  hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations).

Population size: 13500 mature individuals

Population trend: unknown

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 518,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Land-mass type - Australia
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Psophodes nigrogularis. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.