Stagonopleura oculata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Stagonopleura oculata
Species Authority: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)
Common Name(s):
English Red-eared Firetail

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., Butchart, S., Harding, M., Fisher, 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 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 occurs in the forests and coastal thickets of south-western Western Australia.
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon or scarce (Clement 1999).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is closely associated with riparian vegetation.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Much of this species' habitat has been cleared for agriculture, degraded by salinisation, or destroyed during the construction of water storage dams. It was feared that local extinctions would occur in the fragmented habitat remnants as a result of fire or other random processes as it was a sedentary species. However, it is now known to disperse more widely, and still occurs over most of its former range (Garnett 1992).

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Stagonopleura oculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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