Todiramphus chloris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Todiramphus chloris
Species Authority: (Boddaert, 1783)
Common Name(s):
English Collared Kingfisher, White-collared Kingfisher
French Martin-chasseur à collier blanc
Halcyon chloris chloris Dowsett and Forbes-Watson (1993)
Todirhamphus chloris chloris Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J.
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). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable 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.

Geographic Range [top]

American Samoa (American Samoa); Australia; Bangladesh; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Eritrea; Fiji; India; Indonesia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Micronesia, Federated States of ; Myanmar; Northern Mariana Islands; Oman; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tonga; United Arab Emirates; Vanuatu; Viet Nam
China; Christmas Island; Hong Kong; Japan; Somalia
Present - origin uncertain:
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be very widespread and common to abundant (del Hoyo et al. 2001).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater; Marine

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Todiramphus chloris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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