Range and population
Drepanoptila holosericea is endemic to
). It is a humid forest species
occuring to 1,000 m and sometimes in adjacent Melaleuca savanna1,2.
Recent studies estimate the population to be in the region of 140,000 birds1.
Although it is sometimes hunted and some forest is being lost to fire, logging
and mining, this species is declining only very slowly, but it may be threatened
if hunting levels greatly increase1.
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