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Scenopoeetes dentirostris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES PASSERIFORMES PTILONORHYNCHIDAE

Scientific Name: Scenopoeetes dentirostris
Species Authority: (Ramsay, 1876)
Common Name/s:
English Tooth-billed Bowerbird, Tooth-billed Catbird
Synonym/s:
Ailuroedus dentirostris dentirostris 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/s: Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S., Harding, M., Fisher, S.
Justification:
Although this species may have a restricted range, it is not believed to 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]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Atherton region, north-east Queensland, Australia.
Countries:
Native:
Australia
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as common in at least parts of its range (Morcombe 2000).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in rainforests, mainly between 600-1,400 m. It is also found in small remnant pockets bordering agricultural land (Blakers et al. 1984).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although some of its habitat has been cleared for agriculture, large area remain, and all logging has ceased. There is some fragmentation of its former habitat, but in other areas, rainforest is rapidly expanding.
Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Scenopoeetes dentirostris. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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