Harpactes duvaucelii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Harpactes duvaucelii
Species Authority: (Temminck, 1824)
Common Name(s):
English Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J.
This species is largely limited to closed-canopy lowland forest in a region experiencing rapid and continuing deforestation. Although it remains abundant within suitable habitats across its large range, it is likely to be experiencing a moderately rapid population decline overall, and is therefore listed as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Harpactes duvaucelii occurs in the Sundaic lowlands, from south Tenasserim, Myanmar, peninsular Thailand, Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore, Kalimantan and Sumatra, Indonesia and Brunei, where it is generally abundant in appropriate forest habitats (BirdLife International 2001).

Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally uncommon in Thailand, common in Peninsular Malaysia and throughout lowland Borneo and considered the most numerous trogon in Sumatra (del Hoyo et al. 1999).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in lowland primary and logged forests (including swamp forest, although there are no records from peatswamp) to 1,065 m.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Rates of forest loss in the Sundaic lowlands have been extremely rapid, owing partly to the escalation of illegal logging and land conversion, with deliberate targeting of all remaining stands of valuable timber including those inside protected areas. Forest fires have also had a damaging effect (particularly in 1997-1998). Although apparently intolerant of disturbance to canopy cover, the large range and high abundance of this species suggests that it is not imminently threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
No targeted conservation actions are known for this species, although it occurs in a number of protected areas.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct repeated surveys across the range to estimate population trends and rates of range contraction. Ensure the protection of remaining tracts of primary lowland rainforest throughout the range.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Harpactes duvaucelii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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