|Scientific Name:||Rhipidura opistherythra|
|Species Authority:||Sclater, 1883|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
This species has a very small range, occurring on a limited number of small and isolated islands, and is therefore likely to be susceptible to habitat loss and modification. Declines may already be occurring as a result of logging; however, the species's habitat and population are not regarded as being severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations. Consequently this species is considered Near Threatened.
|Range Description:||Rhipidura opistherythra is restricted to the Banda Sea Islands Endemic Bird Area, Indonesia, where it is found only on the Tanimbar Islands (Yamdena, Larat and Maroe) (BirdLife International 2001). It is moderately common in suitable habitat within this range.|
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|Population:||The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as moderately common in the interior of forests (del Hoyo et al. 2006).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in the interior of primary and secondary forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||Significant logging has been reported in southern parts of Yamdena, the largest island in the group.|
Conservation Actions Underway
No targeted conservation actions are known for this species, although some of its habitat is protected.
Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct repeated surveys within the species's range to determine current distribution and abundance, as well as assess population trends and rates of habitat loss. Conduct ecological studies to improve understanding of its precise habitat requirements, tolerance of secondary habitats and response to fragmentation. Effectively protect significant areas of suitable forest at key sites, in both strictly protected areas and community-led multiple use areas.
|Citation:||BirdLife International 2012. Rhipidura opistherythra. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 May 2013.|
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