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This montane passerine is known from just two or three locations, and it qualifies as Endangered on account of its very small range, which may be declining as a result of forest loss. Further surveys may reveal it to be more common and widespread, perhaps warranting a review of its threat status.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.
13 cm. Small, drab, forest-dwelling, warbler-like bird. Grey head, rufous-orange throat. Olive-green upperparts, grey underparts. Yellowish-brown undertail-coverts. Black bill and legs. Similar spp. Male Cinnamon-chested Flycatcher Ficedula buruensis is much darker above and more extensively rufous on underparts. Voice Undocumented.
BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
Rheindt, F. E.; Hutchinson, R. O. 2007. New island records and new elevational records of birds from South Maluku, Indonesia. Forktail 23: 158-161.
Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J.
Hutchinson, R., Poulsen, M.
IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Madanga ruficollis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/03/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/03/2014.
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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|Current IUCN Red List category||Endangered|
|Species name author||Rothschild & Hartert, 1923|
|Population size||2500-9999 mature individuals|
|Distribution size (breeding/resident)||1,400 km2|
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