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Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 83.4 g


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,940,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals U not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing Suspected -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be very widespread and common to abundant (del Hoyo et al. 2001).
Trend justification: This species is suspected to be declining locally owing to ongoing destruction of mangrove forests for development. Small island populations may also be at risk from habitat loss and stochastic events (del Hoyo et al. 2001).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
American Samoa Native Extant Yes      
Australia Native Extant Yes      
Bangladesh Native Extant Yes      
Brunei Native Extant Yes      
Cambodia Native Extant Yes      
China (mainland) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Christmas Island (to Australia) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Fiji Native Extant       Yes
Hong Kong (China) Vagrant Extant   Yes    
India Native Extant Yes      
Indonesia Native Extant Yes      
Japan Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Laos Native Extant Yes      
Malaysia Native Extant Yes      
Micronesia, Federated States of Native Extant Yes      
Myanmar Native Extant Yes      
Northern Mariana Islands (to USA) Native Extant Yes      
Oman Native Extant   Yes    
Palau Native Extant Yes      
Papua New Guinea Native Extant Yes      
Philippines Native Extant Yes      
Saudi Arabia Native Extant       Yes
Singapore Native Extant Yes      
Solomon Islands Native Extant Yes      
Somalia Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Sudan Unknown Extant       Yes
Thailand Native Extant Yes      
Timor-Leste Native Extant       Yes
Tonga Native Extant Yes      
United Arab Emirates Native Extant       Yes
Vanuatu Native Extant Yes      
Vietnam Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Oman Khawr Shinas and Khawr Liwa site factsheet
Oman Khor Kalba site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Khawr 'Amiq site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Qishran Bay site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Shuqaiq mangrove site factsheet
United Arab Emirates Khor Kalba site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land Suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations Suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens Suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas Suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry Suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level Major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland Suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry Suitable resident
Marine Intertidal Mud Flats and Salt Flats Suitable resident
Marine Neritic Estuaries Suitable resident
Savanna Dry Suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands Suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) Suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  


Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - - International

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Todiramphus chloris. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016.

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 Least Concern
Family Alcedinidae (Kingfishers)
Species name author (Boddaert, 1783)
Population size U mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,940,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species