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Purple-gaped Honeyeater Lichenostomus cratitius

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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 480,000
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 -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.4 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as moderately common (Morcombe 2000).
Trend justification: This population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and degradation (Higgins et al. 2001).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Australia Native Extant Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Australia Billiatt site factsheet
Australia Dragon Rocks site factsheet
Australia Dunn Rock and Lake King site factsheet
Australia Fitzgerald River site factsheet
Australia Gawler Ranges site factsheet
Australia Holleton site factsheet
Australia Kangaroo Island site factsheet
Australia Lake Magenta site factsheet
Australia Murray-Sunset, Hattah and Annuello site factsheet
Australia Riverland Mallee site factsheet
Australia Southern Yorke Peninsula site factsheet
Australia Stirling Range site factsheet
Australia Wyperfeld, Big Desert and Ngarkat site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas marginal resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation major resident
Shrubland Temperate major resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Whole (>90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Lichenostomus cratitius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/04/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Meliphagidae (Honeyeaters)
Species name author (Gould, 1841)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 480,000 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species