Lanius validirostris


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Lanius validirostris
Species Authority: Ogilvie-Grant, 1894
Common Name(s):
English Mountain Shrike

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J.
This species is restricted to various small patches of suitable habitat within a small range. It is therefore likely to have a small global population that is fragmented in structure; however, it is thought to be stable at present, thus the species is considered Near Threatened. It should be carefully monitored for any evidence of future population declines.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Lanius validirostris is endemic to the Philippines, where it occurs on Luzon (nominate validirostris, in Cordillera Central and Sierra Madre), Mindoro (race tertius) and Mindanao (race hachisuka, including on Mt Kitanglad, Civolig, Mt Malindang and Mt Apo) (Collar et al. 1999).

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Population [top]

Population: The population size of this species has not been quantified, but it is described as uncommon.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in clearings within forest in the highlands, above 1,000 m.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although its area of occupancy must be small, its habitat is apparently secure and it is present in a high proportion of suitable patches.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: 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 in areas within and surrounding the species's range to determine its 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. Protect areas of habitat occupied by the species and safeguard against future threats.

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Lanius validirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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