Tablas Drongo Dicrurus menagei

Family: Dicruridae (Drongos)

Authority: (Bourns & Worcester, 1894)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v);D

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Justification of Red List category
This recently split species qualifies as Endangered because it is likely to have a very small population, which occupies a very small range in which its habitat is severely fragmented, and forest clearance, mainly for agriculture, is driving on-going declines in the extent and quality of suitable habitat, and probably causing declines in the population. It may be confined to just one forest block with no formal protection; any further reduction in this area of habitat is likely to qualify the species for uplisting to Critically Endangered, thus close monitoring is required.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 950 km2

Country endemic: Yes

IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Realm - Indomalayan

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Dicrurus menagei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/05/2022.