|Scientific Name:||Caprimulgus pulchellus|
|Species Authority:||Salvadori, 1879|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Benstead, P., Bird, J., Taylor, J.|
This species is listed as Near Threatened because there are some indications that it has a moderately small population that may be undergoing a continuing decline owing to forest loss. However, little is currently known about the species's population size and structure, and the impact of threats, thus further research is warranted.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Caprimulgus pulchellus is restricted to Sumatra (South Barisan Mountains) and Java, Indonesia (BirdLife International 2001). It is likely to be moderately secure in small numbers at higher elevations, but losing habitat and populations at lower levels where encroachment is occurring.|
Native:Indonesia (Jawa, Sumatera)
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||This species is assumed to have a moderately small population because the area of available habitat is not large and it is not common within its range. It is placed in the band 10,000-19,999 individuals, equating to 6,667-13,333 mature individuals, rounded here to 6,000-15,000 mature individuals.|
Trend Justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to on-going habitat destruction and degradation (del Hoyo et al. 1999).
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occurs in montane forest at 1,350-2,200 m, but perhaps lower on Java, at 800-1,800 m (Holyoak 2001).|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Unknown|
|Generation Length (years):||5.6|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat encroachment at lower elevations is a threat, with logging and agricultural expansion continuing.|
Conservation Actions Underway
None are known. Conservation Actions Proposed
Protect montane forests and ensure that they are not encroached upon in future. Estimate rates of forest loss and the total area remaining to improve the assessment of this species's status.
|Citation:||BirdLife International. 2012. Caprimulgus pulchellus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T22689997A37999809.Downloaded on 30 July 2016.|
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