Flame-templed Babbler Dasycrotapha speciosa

Family: Zosteropidae (White-eyes and Yuhinas)

Authority: (Tweeddale, 1878)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This lowland forest species has a very small, severely fragmented and declining range. It is estimated that just 10% of remaining forest on the two islands where it occurs (c.144 km2) lies within the elevation range suitable for this species. Although it shows some tolerance of secondary growth, unrelenting wholesale habitat clearance continues to threaten all populations, and consequently this species qualifies as Endangered.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 41,100 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Dasycrotapha speciosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023.