Greater Green Leafbird Chloropsis sonnerati

Family: Chloropseidae (Leafbirds)

Authority: Jardine & Selby, 1827

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
The population is believed to be declining at a very rapid rate due to exceptionally high rates of trapping to supply the cage bird trade. Market data indicates that this species is over-exploited, and the species has been reported to have become rare or to have disappeared from large regions where it was previously common. Expert judgment has assessed that the rate of this decline is suspected to have exceeded 50% within the past ten years. In the absence of any expectation of a reduction in market demand or restriction on trapping activity, the decline is expected to continue at this very rapid rate. Thus, the species qualifies for Endangered.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 4,280,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Chloropsis sonnerati. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/greater-green-leafbird-chloropsis-sonnerati on 29/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/11/2023.