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Kai Cicadabird Coracina dispar

Justification
The status of this species is poorly known. It occurs within a very small range, and is likely to have a small population. However, trends are unknown, and the species's population is not thought to be severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations. It is therefore considered Near Threatened.

Taxonomic source(s)
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

Distribution and population
Coracina dispar is restricted to the Banda Sea Islands Endemic Bird Area, Indonesia, where it occurs on the islands of Romang, Damar, Tanimbar, Kai, Seram Laut/Watubela and Banda. It is apparently generally uncommon, but may be locally numerous and is easily overlooked.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally uncommon but easily overlooked (del Hoyo et al. 2005).

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Ecology
This species inhabits forest, forest edge and secondary woodland, up to 1,400 m.

Threats
The status of forest habitats on many of the islands within this species's range is wholly unknown.

Conservation Actions Underway
No targeted conservation actions are known for this species, although some of its habitat is protected.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct repeated surveys in areas within and surrounding the species's range to determine current distribution and abundance, as well as assess population trends and rates of habitat loss. Conduct ecological studies to improve understanding of its precise habitat requirements, tolerance of secondary habitats and response to fragmentation. Protect areas of suitable habitat and safeguard against any threats.

References
BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D. 2005. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 10: Cuckoo-shrikes to Thrushes. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J.

IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Coracina dispar. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014.

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 Campephagidae (Cuckoo-shrikes)
Species name author (Salvadori, 1878)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,800 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
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