Petroica archboldi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Aves Passeriformes Petroicidae

Scientific Name: Petroica archboldi Rand, 1940
Common Name(s):
English Snow Mountain Robin, Snow Mountains Robin
Taxonomic Source(s): del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
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Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-10-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Contributor(s): Mack, A. & van Balen, B.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Symes, A., Taylor, J.
This poorly known species is listed as Data Deficient because there is insufficient information available on its range, population and potential threats to allow a robust assessment of its threat status.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Petroica archboldi is endemic to Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), Indonesia, where it is known only from the highest peaks of the Snow Mountains - Mts Jaya (Carstensz) and Trikora (Wilhelmina) (Beehler et al. 1986). There is a report of few individuals seen in or close to Gunung Lorentz reserve (S. van Balen in litt. 2000).

Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:7400
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:NoLower elevation limit (metres):3850
Upper elevation limit (metres):4150
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Population [top]

Population:The global population size has not been quantified, but the species was originally described as common.

Trend Justification:  The population is suspected to be in decline owing to the possibly negative effects of mining operations (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:UnknownContinuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
Continuing decline in subpopulations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No
No. of individuals in largest subpopulation:100

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is reported to be a conspicuous inhabitant of rocky habitats well above the tree line, from 3,850-4,150 m (Beehler et al. 1986).

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Generation Length (years):6.5
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat at this altitude should be safe but it may be threatened locally from mines (A. Mack in litt. 2000) and may suffer from global warming which has melted the ice-cap on Mt Trikora in the last few decades (Beehler et al. 1986, D. Gibbs in litt. 2000).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
The 14,300 km2 Lorentz reserve protects suitable high altitude habitat.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Survey suitable mountain peak habitat in the Snow Mountain range. Study its ecological requirements and potential threats.

Citation: BirdLife International. 2016. Petroica archboldi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22704799A93985859. . Downloaded on 19 April 2018.
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