IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Todiramphus farquhari is endemic to Espiritu Santo, Malo, Aore and Malakula in Vanuatu. It was reported to be fairly widely distributed on all these islands in 2004-2005 (N. Barre in litt. 2007, S. Totterman in litt. 2007). On Santo, the population density was estimated at c.7-17 calling birds per km2 at Loru Protected Area (Bowen 1997), and the species is still considered "fairly common in suitable habitat" (Dutson 2011), but birds appear to be less common at Big Bay Protected Area and perhaps elsewhere (G. Dutson pers. obs. 1998). Though it is not hard to find in suitable habitat, numbers are believed to have declined on the east coast of Santo owing to habitat loss (S. Totterman in litt. 2007).


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