This species is classed as Near Threatened owing to its moderately small range, in which it is threatened by the clearance and degradation of forest. Recent estimates suggest it may also have a very small population, and if this is confirmed the species would warrant uplisting to a higher threat category.
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BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Zoothera oberlaenderi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/02/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/02/2016.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Species name author||(Sassi, 1914)|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||52,500 km2|
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