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Least Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus dubius



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This species, endemic to San Cristóbal in Ecuador's Galápagos Islands, has not been recorded since the 1980s despite recent searches and is now considered extinct (Wiedenfeld 2006).

Population justification
None remain.

Distribution and population

P. dubius, endemic to San Cristóbal in Ecuador's Galápagos Islands, has not been recorded since the 1980s despite recent searches and is now considered extinct (Wiedenfeld 2006).

Ecology

The species was previously found throughout the island of San Cristóbal and was likely similar in habits and ecology as other Pyrocephalus species.

Threats

It seems likely that either the introduction of rats, the arrival of avian pox or potentially the bot fly Philornis downsi, or some combination of all of these and potentially additional introductions caused the decline and extinction of the species.

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J., Khwaja, N., Westrip, J., Martin, R


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Pyrocephalus dubius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2017.