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Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler Macronous ptilosus

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) A2c+3c+4c 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 Near Threatened
2012 Near Threatened
2008 Near Threatened
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type continent
shelf island
Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 889,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.9 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally scarce to fairly common (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Trend justification: This species is suspected to be experiencing a moderately rapid population decline owing to on-going habitat loss and degradation throughout its range.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Brunei Native Extant       Yes
Indonesia Native Extant       Yes
Malaysia Native Extant       Yes
Singapore Native Extinct       Yes
Thailand Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Malaysia Bau Limestone site factsheet
Malaysia Belum-Temenggor site factsheet
Malaysia Bintang Range site factsheet
Malaysia Central Titiwangsa Range site factsheet
Malaysia Danum Valley Conservation Area site factsheet
Malaysia Endau-Rompin site factsheet
Malaysia Gunung Pueh site factsheet
Malaysia Hulu Gombak-Sungai Lalang forest site factsheet
Malaysia Kabili-Sepilok site factsheet
Malaysia Kinabatangan floodplain site factsheet
Malaysia Kledang Range site factsheet
Malaysia Krau Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Malaysia Kulamba Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Malaysia Lambir Hills National Park site factsheet
Malaysia Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Malaysia Maliau Basin Conservation Area site factsheet
Malaysia Mount Kinabalu site factsheet
Malaysia Mulu - Buda Protected Area site factsheet
Malaysia Nakawan Range site factsheet
Malaysia Niah National Park site factsheet
Malaysia Panti forest site factsheet
Malaysia Pondok Tanjung Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malaysia Sadong-Saribas coast site factsheet
Malaysia Similajau National Park site factsheet
Malaysia South-East Pahang peat swamp forest site factsheet
Malaysia Tabin Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Malaysia Taman Negara National Park site factsheet
Malaysia Tanjung Datu-Samunsam Protected Area site factsheet
Malaysia Ulu Muda site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Swamp suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 700 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Agro-industry farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (large scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Natural system modifications Fire & fire suppression / Increase in fire frequency/intensity Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 4
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Macronous ptilosus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)
Species name author Jardine & Selby, 1835
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 889,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species