This species is restricted to lowland forest in a region where habitat destruction has been widespread. Remaining patches of habitat are still under threat, and existing populations are likely to be highly fragmented. Consequently, this species is considered Near Threatened.
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Butchart, S., Gilroy, J., Sharpe, C J
Chebez, J., Mazar Barnett, J.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2015) Species factsheet: Polioptila lactea. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/05/2015. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2015) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 06/05/2015.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Near Threatened|
|Species name author||Sharpe, 1885|
|Population size||Unknown mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||441,000 km2|
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