||Olsen, Wink, Sauer-Gurth & Trost, 2002
||del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International.
||Described as new to science by Olsen et al. (2002).
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
||Benstead, P. & Crosby, M.
||Benstead, P., Bird, J., Khwaja, N., Taylor, J.
This poorly known species is listed as Near Threatened because it is thought to have a moderately small population which has almost certainly declined through forest clearance within its range. Further research is a priority for improving this assessment of its status.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2008 – Near Threatened (NT) –
- 2004 – Near Threatened (NT) –
- 2000 – Not Recognized (NR) –
- 1994 – Not Recognized (NR) –
- 1988 – Not Recognized (NR) –
|Population:||This species is very poorly known but it is thought to be uncommon given that it escaped detection for many years and there are few records available. It is placed in the band 10,000-19,999 mature individuals, equating to 15,000-29,999 individuals in total, rounded here to 15,000-30,000 individuals. This preliminary population estimate requires clarification.|
Trend Justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to on-going habitat destruction.
|Current Population Trend:||Decreasing|
|♦ Number of mature individuals:||10000-19999||♦ Continuing decline of mature individuals:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations:||No||♦ Population severely fragmented:||No|
|♦ No. of subpopulations:||1||♦ Continuing decline in subpopulations:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:||No||♦ All individuals in one subpopulation:||Yes|
|♦ No. of individuals in largest subpopulation:||100|