Whiskered Pitta Erythropitta kochi

Family: Pittidae (Pittas)

Authority: (Brüggemann, 1876)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
This species has been downlisted from Vulnerable because the rate of population decline is not suspected to be as rapid as previously thought, based on the level of threat to montane forest. It is nevertheless listed as Near Threatened on the basis that it is undergoing a moderately rapid population decline owing to on-going habitat loss and hunting pressure.

Population size: 10000-19999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 176,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Erythropitta kochi. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/whiskered-pitta-erythropitta-kochi on 30/05/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 30/05/2023.