Japanese Waxwing Bombycilla japonica

Family: Bombycillidae (Waxwings)

Authority: (Siebold, 1824)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1+2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This scarce species is thought to have a moderately small global population size, and is threatened by both habitat loss and persecution for the wild bird trade. It is therefore currently considered Near Threatened, and should be carefully monitored.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 996,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Bombycilla japonica. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/japanese-waxwing-bombycilla-japonica 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.