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Chestnut-rumped Babbler Stachyris maculata

Justification
This species is widespread and relatively common, occurring within secondary and logged forest habitats. However, it occurs predominantly within the plains-level lowlands, and is therefore at increased risk from wholesale habitat clearance and may be declining moderately rapidly. 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 maculata occurs in the Sundaic lowlands, from peninsular Thailand, Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore (formerly), Kalimantan and Sumatra, Indonesia and Brunei. It is generally common within suitable habitats across this range.

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

Trend justification
This species is suspected to be declining moderately rapidly, in line with rates of forest clearance across its range.

Ecology
This species is found in broadleaved evergreen forest, including primary, secondary and logged formations, peatswamp and heath forest and overgrown plantations. It is largely restricted to lowlands, with an upper limit of 800 m.

Threats
Rates of forest loss in the Sundaic lowlands have been extremely rapid, owing partly to the escalation of illegal logging and land conversion, with deliberate targeting of all remaining stands of valuable timber including those inside protected areas. Forest fires have also had a damaging effect (particularly in 1997-1998). The magnitude of these threats may be allayed by this species's tolerance of secondary and logged forests.

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

Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor population and habitat trends throughout the range. Conduct ecological studies to determine its response to habitat fragmentation. Effectively protect significant areas of suitable forest at key sites, in both strictly protected areas and community-led multiple use areas.

References
BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

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 maculata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014.

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 (Temminck, 1836)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 587,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
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