||Aegotheles tatei Pratt, 2000
||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Bishop, K.D., Pratt, T. & Woxvold, I.
||Benstead, P., Derhé, M., Dutson, G., Harding, M., Symes, A., Wheatley, H., North, A., Westrip, J.
This species is known from limited museum specimens and field reports, and there is no information on its likely distribution extent, population size, trends or threats, although it may be threatened by logging. For these reasons, it is classified as Data Deficient.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2017 – Data Deficient (DD)
- 2016 – Data Deficient (DD)
- 2012 – Data Deficient (DD)
- 2008 – Data Deficient (DD)
- 2004 – Data Deficient (DD)
- 2000 – Data Deficient (DD)
- 1994 – Not Recognized (NR)
- 1988 – Not Recognized (NR)
|Range Description:||Aegotheles tatei of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea and Indonesia) is known from an increasing series of records across the southern watershed. Two specimens were taken in 1936 from Palmer Junction close to the Indonesian border and one in 1969 from Nunumai in the far south-east. One was sighted in 1962 at Brown River west of Nunumai (Pratt 2000, T. K. Pratt in litt. 2000). There are a series of recent records at a number of sites close to Kiunga in the Western Province (Verbelen 2014). In 2014, it was found in Indonesian New Guinea, with observations suggesting it may be common along Kali Muyu river (Verbelen 2014). It was absent from surveyed open swamp forests, Tanah Merah city, and lowland hill forests and around the villages of Mindiptana and Waropko (Verbelen 2014). If tatei proves to be absent from many suitable sites, it may be classified as threatened on the basis of a highly restricted range but given the difficulties of surveying owlet-nightjars, especially given that the call of tatei is unknown, its status is currently uncertain.|
Indonesia; Papua New Guinea
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||No||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:||53600|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||No|
|♦ Continuing decline in number of locations:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:||No||♦ Lower elevation limit (metres):||10|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||125|
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