Black-browed Babbler Malacocincla perspicillata

Family: Pellorneidae (Ground babblers)

Authority: (Bonaparte, 1850)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This enigmatic babbler, known only from a type-specimen of uncertain provenance, is classified as Data Deficient. Although it has probably declined owing to the recent lowland deforestation in Kalimantan, it is impossible to accurately assess its range or population size. Given the inconspicuous nature of the species and the dearth of fieldwork targeted at rediscovering it, hopes remain high that it might be refound.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Malacocincla perspicillata. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-browed-babbler-malacocincla-perspicillata on 06/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 06/06/2023.