Philippine Spinetail Mearnsia picina

Family: Apodidae (Swifts)

Authority: (Tweeddale, 1879)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c;C1

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Near Threatened, as it is thought to have a small or moderately small population, which is inferred to be in decline owing to habitat loss, with the rate of population decline suspected to be moderately rapid. Further studies are urgently required to clarify the magnitude of the decline.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 275,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Mearnsia picina. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/philippine-spinetail-mearnsia-picina on 10/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 10/12/2023.