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Polynesian Starling Aplonis tabuensis

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass 67.8 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 23,300
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 Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common on many islands (Feare and Craig 1998).
Trend justification: The very few records of this species mean it is not possible to detect a population trend.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
American Samoa Native Extant       Yes
Fiji Native Extant       Yes
Niue (to New Zealand) Native Extant       Yes
Samoa Native Extant       Yes
Solomon Islands Native Extant       Yes
Tonga Native Extant       Yes
Wallis and Futuna Islands (to France) Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
American Samoa National Park of American Samoa - Ta'u site factsheet
American Samoa National Park of American Samoa - Tutuila site factsheet
Fiji East Kadavu site factsheet
Fiji Gau Highlands site factsheet
Fiji Greater Tomaniivi site factsheet
Fiji Koroyanitu/Vaturu site factsheet
Fiji Nabukelevu site factsheet
Fiji Natewa/Tunuloa Peninsula site factsheet
Fiji Ogea site factsheet
Fiji Rairaimatuku Highlands site factsheet
Fiji Rotuma site factsheet
Fiji Sovi Basin site factsheet
Fiji Taveuni Highlands site factsheet
Fiji Viti Levu Southern Highlands site factsheet
Fiji Wailevu/Dreketi Highlands site factsheet
Niue (to New Zealand) Huvalu and Environs site factsheet
Samoa Aleipata Marine Protected Area site factsheet
Samoa Apia Catchments site factsheet
Samoa Central Savaii Rainforest site factsheet
Samoa Eastern Upolu Craters site factsheet
Samoa O Le Pupu-Pu'e National Park site factsheet
Samoa Uafato-Tiavea Forest site factsheet
Tonga 'Ata Island site factsheet
Tonga Fonualei site factsheet
Tonga Hunga Ha'apai, Hunga Tonga Islands site factsheet
Tonga Late site factsheet
Tonga Niuafo'ou site factsheet
Tonga Tofua site factsheet
Wallis and Futuna Islands (to France) Alofi site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Aplonis tabuensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2014.

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 Sturnidae (Starlings)
Species name author (Gmelin, 1788)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 23,300 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species