|Scientific Name:||Aethopyga linaraborae|
|Species Authority:||Kennedy, Gonzales & Miranda, 1997|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Described as new to science by Kennedy et al. (1997).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.|
This species occupies an extremely small range, but as it occurs in montane forest within this, it appears to be relatively secure at present and is therefore classified as Near Threatened. Careful monitoring of potential threats is needed.
|Range Description:||Aethopyga linaraborae is endemic to Mindanao, Philippines, where it is currently known from Mts Mayo, Puting Bato (Tagub) and Pasian in the eastern provinces of Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental. It is relatively common in suitable habitat within its altitudinal range; assuming that it occurs in all available remaining habitat above 1,200 m, its total range comprises 770 km2, but it is unlikely to be seriously threatened in the present or near future.|
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|Population:||The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as fairly common within its very small total range (Cheke et al. 2001).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It occupies montane mossy forest from 970-2,000 m and above. Breeding appears to take place in May, but may happen at other times of year.|
|Major Threat(s):||As it occurs in rugged and inaccessible mountains that contain few commercial tree species and generally are too steep for agriculture it is unlikely to face significant threats at present.|
Conservation Actions Underway
None are known. Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor potential threats within its altitudinal range. Grant protection to areas of suitable habitat to safeguard against future threats.
|Citation:||BirdLife International 2012. Aethopyga linaraborae. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 May 2013.|
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