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Semioptera wallacii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES PASSERIFORMES PARADISAEIDAE

Scientific Name: Semioptera wallacii
Species Authority: Gould, 1859
Common Name(s):
English Standardwing, Standard-wing Bird-of-paradise, Wallace's Standardwing

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-07-24
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S.
Contributor(s): Burung Indonesia
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Symes, A. & Taylor, J.
Justification:
This species appears to rely on primary forest, and has been uplisted to Near Threatened following recent information on forest loss in its small range, in which suitable habitat is declining and may already be very fragmented. On-going forest loss is inferred to be driving continued declines in its population.
History:
2012 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Semioptera wallacii is found on Halmahera, Kasiruta and Bacan, Indonesia (del Hoyo et al. 2009).
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally common on Halmahera and Bacan (Frith and Beehler 1998).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits primary, secondary and logged rainforest in the lowlands and hills, from sea-level to 1,000-1,200 m, but mostly above 250 m, occurring rarely in mature secondary woodland (del Hoyo et al. 2009, Burung Indonesia in litt. 2014). Although it occurs in secondary forest, lek sites have only been found in primary forest (Burung Indonesia in litt. 2014).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

The primary threat to the species is habitat loss through commercial logging for timber, and clearance for shifting agriculture, mining, settlements and plantations of oil palm, coffee, rubber and timber species (Vetter 2009, Burung Indonesia in litt. 2014). Another potential threat is posed by wildfires, which have devastated areas on other Indonesian islands, with the chances of such fires being increased by the conversion of forest to scrub and grassland and the opening up of forests for road construction, as well as selective logging and fragmentation (Vetter 2009).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
The species occurs in Aketajawe Lolobata National Park (Halmahera) (Burung Indonesia in litt. 2014).

Conservation Actions Proposed
Carry out surveys to assess the species's population size. Conduct regular surveys to monitor the population trend. Track rates of habitat loss through regular studies of satellite images. Increase the area of suitable habitat with protected status.

Citation: BirdLife International 2014. Semioptera wallacii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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