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Varied Sittella Daphoenositta chrysoptera

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 11.7 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,900,000 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 -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.3 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common in Australia and uncommon or locally common on New Guinea (Coates 1990, Morcombe 2000).
Trend justification: This population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Australia Native Extant      
Indonesia Native Extant      
Papua New Guinea Native Extant      

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 2600 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Daphoenositta chrysoptera. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/07/2014.

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 Neosittidae (Sittellas)
Species name author (Latham, 1801)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,900,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species