This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Turbott, E. G. 1990. Checklist of the birds of New Zealand. Ornithological Society of New Zealand, Wellington.
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993; Turbott 1990; Christidis and Boles 1994) has been split into R. fuliginosa and R. albiscapa by Christidis and Boles (2008) but this treatment is not followed by the BirdLife Taxonomic Working Group (BTWG) because the split is described as tentative and the split fuliginosa shares most of its plumage characteristics with one or other subspecies of albiscapa.
Rhipidura albiscapa Christidis and Boles (2008)
del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D. 2006. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Flegg, J. and Madge, S. 1995. New Holland Publishers Australia, Chatswood, Australia.
Heather, B. D.; Robertson, H. A. 1997. The field guide to the birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Hindwood, K. A. 1940. The birds of Lord Howe Island. Emu 40: 1-86.
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Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Rhipidura fuliginosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2015.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Least Concern|
|Species name author||(Sparrman, 1787)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||1,400,000 km2|
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