Seychelles Paradise-flycatcher Terpsiphone corvina

Family: Monarchidae (Monarch-flycatchers)

Authority: (Newton, 1867)

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category

Following the successful translocation to Denis Island, the range and population size have increased steadily and consistently during the last five years, and this species therefore no longer qualifies as Critically Endangered. Both populations on Denis and La Digue islands are now self-sustaining and breeding successfully. The population on La Digue remains threatened by development pressures, which although slowing, are still causing territory loss in some areas of the island. This species has therefore been downlisted to Vulnerable.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Nature Seychelles

Population size: 350-506

Population trend: Increasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 160 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Terpsiphone corvina. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.