This enigmatic primary forest specialist is thought to have a moderately small population, which is highly localised in throughout its small range and thought to be declining owing to habitat degradation. It is therefore classified as Near Threatened. Should the population be found to be smaller, or declining more rapidly, the species would warrant uplisting to a higher threat category.
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Diamond, J. M. 1985. New distributional records and taxa from the outlying mountain ranges of New Guinea. Emu 85: 65-91.
Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Derhé, M., Dutson, G., Mahood, S.
Bishop, K., Gregory, P., Mack, A.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Poecilodryas placens. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/05/2015.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Family||Petroicidae (Australasian robins)|
|Species name author||(Ramsay, 1879)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||17,600 km2|
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