This species has a very large range, and hence does not 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 is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds 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.
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Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
A small canopy-gap flycatcher. Mostly black, with white throat and belly, (separated by wide black breastband) and wide wingbar. Adults have a wide blue eyering. Sallies from canopy perches, often in gaps. Similar spp. From white-phase male Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher Tersiphone mutata by white throat, wide black breastband and lack of long central tail-feathers. Hints Usually seen in canopy mixed-species flocks, where it is one of the most obvious species. Often first detected by its call, a highly characteristic flat metallic trill, tttttttttttttt. In rainforest; most common at mid-altitude.
del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D. 2006. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
Morris, P.; Hawkins, F. 1998. Birds of Madagascar: a photographic guide. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, UK.
ZICOMA. 1999. Zones d'Importance pour la Conservation des Oiseaux a Madagascar.
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Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Pseudobias wardi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/12/2015.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Least Concern|
|Species name author||Sharpe, 1870|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||179,000 km2|
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