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Palawan Striped-babbler Stachyris hypogrammica
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This species has a highly restricted range, although it remains relatively common within occupied sites. Its montane habitats are relatively safe from the threat of conversion at present, but the situation should be monitored carefully. It is currently listed as 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 hypogrammica is endemic to Palawan, Philippines, where it is known from Mt Victoria, Mt Mataling, Mt Borangbato, Mt Mantalingajan (at the peak) and at Magtaguimbong, although it is expected to occur in other areas of suitable habitat within its elevational range (R. Hutchinson in litt. 2013). Various reports have suggested that it remains common within its limited distribution.

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

Trend justification
Data on trends are unavailable, but populations are suspected to be stable as key habitats remain intact.

This species occurs in primary montane forest above 1,000 m in the south of the island. Observations on Mount Mantalingahan and Mount Victoria suggest it is not uncommon above 1,300 m (R. Hutchinson in litt. 2013).

The montane habitats occupied by this species appear to remain relatively secure and are unlikely to be at imminent threat from logging, conversion and development (Collar et al. 1999, R. Hutchinson in litt. 2013), although rates of deforestation in general are increasing on Palawan.

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

Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor populations at known sites and survey surrounding suitable areas to determine the full extent of the species's range. Monitor rates of habitat conversion within the altitudinal limits of the species. Effectively protect significant areas of suitable forest at key sites, in both strictly protected areas and community-led multiple use areas.

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.

Hutchinson, R.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Stachyris hypogrammica. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016.

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 Salomonsen, 1961
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 260 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
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