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Flame-crowned Flowerpecker Dicaeum anthonyi
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This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has a moderately small, fragmented range and population, both of which are undergoing a continuing decline owing to habitat loss and degradation. However, relatively little is currently known about the population size, population structure and threats to this species.

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
This species is found on the Philippines where it occurs on Luzon at Mt Polis, Mt Puguis, Mt Tabuan and Dipalayag (race anthonyi), and on Mindanao at Mt Pasian, Daggayan, Mt Kitanglad, Mt Kampalili, Mt McKinley and Mt Apo (race kampalili) and at Mt Malindang (race masawan). It is in relatively secure habitat but appears to occur naturally at low densities, and hence is a very uncommon species.

Population justification
This species is apparently rare, occurring at low densities within a restricted range. Hence, its population is not thought to be large: perhaps 10,000-19,999 individuals, equating to 6,667-13,333 mature individuals, rounded here to 6,000-15,000 mature individuals. Further information is needed to improve this estimate.

Trend justification
The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

It occupies mossy forest above 800 m.

As a forest associated species, deforestation may have had an impact at the lower limits of its altitudinal range.

Conservation Actions Underway
None are known. Conservation Actions Proposed
Investigate potential threats and quantify more precisely the population size of the species. Protect areas of suitable habitat and safeguard against deforestation.

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.

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
Bird, J., Butchart, S., Taylor, J.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Dicaeum anthonyi. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016.

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 Dicaeidae (Flowerpeckers)
Species name author (McGregor, 1914)
Population size 6000-15000 mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 125,000 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
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