This species has been uplisted from Near Threatened because, although its population is estimated to be larger than previously thought, it is believed to be in slow decline owing mainly to habitat loss and degradation caused by the gradual expansion of subsistence agriculture. It is therefore listed as Vulnerable on the basis that its population is small and declining.
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Derhé, M., Dutson, G., Mahood, S., O'Brien, A. & Taylor, J.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Mayrornis schistaceus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2015.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Vulnerable|
|Species name author||Mayr, 1933|
|Population size||3300 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||180 km2|
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