Papuan Whipbird Androphobus viridis is currently classified as Data Deficient as it is a poorly-known species with records from only five sites on New Guinea and recent records from only two. Although it appears to occur at low population densities, it is secretive and likely to be overlooked unless singing; and as the Snow Mountains and the intervening range is little visited it may occur more widely. As it is a montane forest species which is scattered across a wide range, and other species from this family are not threatened by mammalian predators it seems sensible to reclassify this species as Least Concern. Comments on the species’s current status are welcomed.
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