This poorly known species is likely to have a small population, occupying a very small range, which is suspected to be declining owing to habitat degradation; however, its population is not severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations. For these reasons, the species is classified as Near Threatened. Recent data suggest that its population may in fact be very small and undergoing at least a moderately rapid decline, which, if confirmed by further study, would warrant the uplisting of this species.
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Text account compilers
Derh, M., Dutson, G., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A., Taylor, J.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2013) Species factsheet: Paradisaea decora. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2013. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2013) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2013.
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||Paradisaeidae (Birds of paradise)|
|Species name author||Salvin & Godman, 1883|
|Population size||mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||830 km2|
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