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McGregor's Cuckooshrike Coracina mcgregori
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This species has a small range; however, much of its habitat is apparently secure and its population is not considered to be severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations. Some habitat loss has occurred within its range, and this species 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 mcgregori occurs on Mindanao, Philippines, where it is present in at least eight general localities, namely Mt Mayo, Daggayan, "Claveria" in Misamis Oriental, Mt Kitanglad, Lake Sebu at Sitio Siete, Mt Busa, Mt Malindang and Mt Lamut (Collar et al. 1999). It is described as common within the confines of its range and this is confirmed by the number of specimens obtained in short periods of time at various localities, e.g. 27 in 34 days on Mt Malindang in 1956, and 11 in 19 days on Mt Busa in 1993 .

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common within its small range (del Hoyo et al. 2005).

Trend justification
Habitat clearance has occurred within at least one of the known localities for this species, suggesting that slow population declines may have resulted.

This species inhabits montane-mossy forest and forest edge at 1,000 to 1,900 m.

Much forest above 1,300 m is now seriously threatened by clearance at Mt Kitanglad, but in general forest at this altitude is fairly secure. As a species of montane areas, it is potentially threatened by the effects of projected climate change on the extent and distribution of its habitats.

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 clearance.

Collar, N. J.; Mallari, N. A. D.; Tabaranza, B. R. J. 1999. Threatened birds of the Philippines: the Haribon Foundation/BirdLife International Red Data Book. Bookmark, Makati City.

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 (2016) Species factsheet: Coracina mcgregori. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016.

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 (Mearns, 1907)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 13,700 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
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