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Golden-crowned Babbler Stachyris dennistouni

Justification
This species has a moderately small range, and is likely to be declining moderately rapidly in many areas owing to wholesale habitat loss. However, it remains fairly common within suitable habitats, and is able to low levels of habitat degradation. It is therefore considered Near Threatened.

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
Stachyris dennistouni is endemic to Luzon, Philippines, in Ilocos Norte and the northern Sierra Madre mountains from Cape Engaño south (including Palanan, Los Dos Cuernos and Minuma) to Aurora province (Dingalan, Maria Aurora and the Talaytay watershed), where it is fairly common in suitable habitats.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally fairly common to common (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Trend justification
Data on trends are unavailable, but a moderately rapid decline is suspected to be occurring as a result of forest loss throughout the species's range.

Ecology
This species is found in primary evergreen forest, logged forest and edge habitats, including adjacent tall grass areas, but only below 1,000 m.

Threats
Deforestation is occurring throughout the region within the elevational range of this species. Logging, agricultural conversion and mining operations are the main threats to remaining habitats.

Conservation Actions Underway
No targeted conservation actions are known for this species.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct repeated surveys within the range to determine current distribution and abundance, as well as assess population trends and rates of habitat loss. Conduct ecological studies to improve understanding of its precise habitat requirements, tolerance of secondary habitats and response to fragmentation. 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. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

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
Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Stachyris dennistouni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014.

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 Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)
Species name author (Ogilvie-Grant, 1895)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 21,200 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
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