|Scientific Name:||Aceros leucocephalus|
|Species Authority:||(Vieillot, 1816)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
This poorly known species is listed as Near Threatened as it is likely to be declining moderately rapidly owing to habitat loss, as well as exploitation by hunters and trappers. Its population size could be small, as it is largely restricted to primary forest, and it should be carefully monitored.
|Range Description:||Aceros leucocephalus is endemic to the Philippines occurring on three islands, Mindanao and its two small satellites Camiguin Sur and Dinagat (Collar et al. 1999). It is poorly known, but considered locally fairly common in suitable habitat.|
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||The population size of this species has not been quantified, but it has been described as rare in general.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is poorly known, but most records come from between 300 and 1,000 m in primary lowland forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is threatened by forest clearance for agriculture and logging, particularly given its strong links to unspoilt primary forest. It is also subject to pressure from hunting and trapping for trade.|
Conservation Actions Underway
CITES Appendix II. Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct repeated surveys across the species's range to determine the magnitude of declines and rates of range contraction. Campaign for the protection of remaining tracts of lowland forest throughout the species's range. Monitor hunting and trapping pressure.
|Citation:||BirdLife International 2012. Aceros leucocephalus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 May 2013.|
|Feedback:||If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please fill in the feedback form so that we can correct or extend the information provided|