Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler Macronus ptilosus

Family: Timaliidae (Scimitar-babblers and allies)

Authority: Jardine & Selby, 1835

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This species is restricted to lowland forest and some secondary growth habitats in a region in which deforestation and other forms of habitat conversion are rife. It is therefore listed as Near Threatened because its population is suspected to be undergoing a moderately rapid decline. The species's ability to persist in some disturbed habitats suggests that the rate of decline is not more rapid than this and that it does not qualify for a higher threat category.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,590,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Macronus ptilosus. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/fluffy-backed-tit-babbler-macronus-ptilosus on 27/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 27/09/2023.