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Ward's Trogon Harpactes wardi

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) C1+2a(i) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Near Threatened
2008 Near Threatened
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable
1988 Near Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status altitudinal migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type continent
Average mass 119 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 136,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.3 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon to rare (del Hoyo et al. 1999).
Trend justification: A slow to moderate population decline is suspected to be occurring overall, as declines are taking place in parts of the species's range owing to habitat loss and degradation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Bhutan Native Extant Yes      
China (mainland) Native Extant Yes      
India Native Extant Yes      
Myanmar Native Extant Yes      
Vietnam Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
India Chayang Tajo - Khenewa - Lada site factsheet
India Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Dichu Reserve Forest site factsheet
India Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries site factsheet
India Koloriang - Sarli - Damin area site factsheet
India Lava - Neora Valley National Park site factsheet
India Lowland forests of South Sikkim (Melli-Baguwa-Kitam, Jorethang-Namchi, Sombarey) site factsheet
India Nacho - Limeking - Taksing - Majha site factsheet
India Namdapha - Kamlang site factsheet
India Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary - Zuluk - Bedang Tso - Natula Complex site factsheet
India Shergaon, Mandla - Phudung and Kalaktang site factsheet
India Thungri - Chaglang - Poshingla Maji, Basti and Liak area site factsheet
India Zemithang - Nelya site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland marginal non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Forest Temperate major resident
Altitude 1500 - 3200 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 300 m

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Shifting agriculture Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Hunting & trapping terrestrial animals / Intentional use (species is the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Species mortality
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Harpactes wardi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Trogonidae (Trogons)
Species name author (Kinnear, 1927)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 136,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species