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Slaty-backed Jungle-flycatcher Rhinomyias goodfellowi

Justification
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has a moderately small range within which it is apparently rare. However, little is currently known about the population size of and threats to this species. Further information may indicate that a review of its status is warranted.

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
Rhinomyias goodfellowi is endemic to Mindanao, Philippines, where it is known from six upland localities in the centre of the island: Civolig (near Gingoog City), Daggayan (inland from Gingoog City), Mt Kitanglad, Mt Apo, Lake Sebu and Mt Busa. It was regularly encountered in 1992 and 1993 on Mt Kitanglad, and no fewer than 31 specimens were collected in 22 days of fieldwork in 1993. It appears, therefore, to be reasonably numerous within the confines of its range.

Population justification
The population size is unknown, but the species is described as uncommon or rare (del Hoyo et al. 2006).

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

Ecology
The species occurs in montane dipterocarp and moss forests above 1,000 m. It is usually solitary or in pairs and sits unobtrusively within 10 m of the ground. Breeding birds or fledged juveniles have been recorded between February and April, and in September and October.

Threats
It is mainly at risk owing to its apparent rarity and restricted range rather than any direct threats that are known to be impacting the population.

Conservation Actions Underway
None are known. Conservation Actions Proposed
Generate density estimates to inform a revised population estimate for the species, and assess the potential threats. Effectively protect significant areas of suitable forest at key sites, in both strictly protected areas and community-led multiple use areas.

References
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. 2006. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Taylor, B. 2006. Family Muscicapidawe (Old World Flycatchers). In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A.; Christie, D. A. (ed.), Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 11. Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers, pp. 56-163. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

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
Bird, J., Butchart, S., Khwaja, N.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Rhinomyias goodfellowi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/10/2014.

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 Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author Ogilvie-Grant, 1905
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 7,700 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
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