This species has been uplisted to Vulnerable because its population is estimated to be very small, thus not as numerous as previously thought, probably existing in two small sub-populations, and inferred to be in decline owing to continued habitat loss and degradation.<
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Derhé, M., Dutson, G., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A., Symes, A. & Taylor, J.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Paradisaea decora. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/10/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/10/2015.
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||Vulnerable|
|Family||Paradisaeidae (Birds of paradise)|
|Species name author||Salvin & Godman, 1883|
|Population size||450 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||-|
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