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Palawan Tit Pardaliparus amabilis



Justification

Justification of Red List Category
This forest-dwelling species is considered Near Threatened because it has a small range, in which the majority of suitable habitat is intact, and is likely to have a moderately small population, which is inferred to be in decline as a result of on-going habitat loss, probably at a moderately rapid rate.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Trend justification
Data on trends are lacking, but a moderately rapid decline is suspected to be occurring overall, as a result of localised habitat loss.

Distribution and population

Parus amabilis occurs on Palawan, Balabac and Calauit, Philippines, where it is generally considered uncommon (Collar et al. 1999).

Ecology

This species occurs in primary evergreen forest in the lowlands, and its occurrence at higher elevations remains to be confirmed. Levels of tolerance of secondary or logged forest are also poorly understood.

Threats

Logging and agricultural conversion are increasing in some areas of Palawan. Deforestation rates in the province reached 11% between 2000 and 2005, and numerous pending mining applications threaten to increase the rate of forest clearance (Mallari et al. 2011).

Conservation actions

Conservation Actions Underway
No targeted conservation actions are known for this species, although some of its habitat is protected.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct repeated surveys within the species's range to determine its current distribution and abundance, as well as assess population trends and rates of habitat loss. Conduct ecological studies to improve understanding of its precise habitat requirements, tolerance of secondary habitats and response to fragmentation. Effectively protect significant areas of suitable habitat at key sites, in both strictly protected areas and community-led multiple use areas.

Acknowledgements

Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Pardaliparus amabilis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2019.