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Luzon Striped-babbler Stachyris striata
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This species is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly as a result of habitat loss within its moderately small range, although populations are able to persist in degraded and secondary habitats. 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 striata is endemic to Luzon, Philippines, where there are records from Lamao, Bataan, Mt Mariveles, Cape Engaño, Cagayan, Mt Cagua, Penablanca, Cagayan, Minuma, Siagot, Los Dos Cuernos, Mt Cetaceo, San Mariano ("Molino"), Isabela, Dilalongan, Aurora and Angat Dam. It has been described as rare and local within this range, although it may be overlooked.

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

Trend justification
Direct estimates of population trends are lacking, but a moderately rapid decline is suspected to be occurring, in line with rates of forest clearance.

This species occurs in broadleaved evergreen forest, logged forest and secondary growth. It also persists in heavily degraded forest and overgrown clearings. It is primarily a bird of forest floor and understorey, although it is sometimes also found in the middle and upper storeys. It mainly occupies forest below 500 m, although in the Sierra Madre it is locally common up to 1,000 m.

This species is likely to be affected by the wholesale clearance of forest habitats as a result of logging, agricultural conversion and mining activities occurring within the range.

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

Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor population trends and rates of habitat loss throughout its range. Campaign for the protection of remaining areas of lowland forest on Luzon

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
Butchart, S., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Stachyris striata. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016.

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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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)
Species name author (Ogilvie-Grant, 1894)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 20,400 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
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