Amblyornis flavifrons


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Amblyornis flavifrons
Species Authority: Rothschild, 1895
Common Name(s):
English Golden-fronted Bowerbird, Yellow-fronted Bowerbird

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): Ekstrom, J., Fisher, S., Harding, M., Butchart, S.
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). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size may be small, 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 Foya Mountains north of the Idenburg River in northern Irian Jaya, Indonesia.
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Population [top]

Population: The total population has been estimated at a few thousand or less (Diamond in litt. 1982), and is placed in the band 2,500-9,999 individuals. This equates to 1,667-6,666 mature individuals, rounded here to 1,500-7,000 mature individuals.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species occurs between 1,000 and 2,000 m (Diamond 1982, Beehler et al. 1986, Stattersfield et al. 1998).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The Foya Mountains are uninhabited, and with no record of any human encroachment before 1979 (Diamond 1982, Diamond 1985), they are presumed to be largely secure. In addition, they are entirely encompassed within the huge (10,000 km2) Foya Nature Reserve (Sujatnika et al. 1995).

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