Archived 2011-2012 topics: Orange-banded Flycatcher (Myiophobus lintoni): request for information

This discussion was first published on Dec 1 2010 as part of the 2010-2011 Red List update.

Initial deadline for comments: 31 January 2012.

Link to BirdLife species factsheet for Orange-banded Flycatcher

Orange-banded Flycatcher Myiophobus lintoni is listed as Near Threatened under criteria A2c; A3c; A4c; B1a+b(i,ii,iii,v) because, although the species has an Extent of Occurrence estimated at less than 20,000 km2, within which its population is suspected to be declining at a rate of 20-29% over 10 years owing to habitat loss, the population is not considered to be severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations.

Up-to-date information is requested on this species’s likely population size, estimated rate of decline over 11 years (estimate of three generations) and the severity of threats, with particular detail required on the level of habitat fragmentation within its range, which would be considered to be ‘severe’ under IUCN guidelines if over 50% of suitable habitat was in patches too small to support viable populations.

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2 Responses to Archived 2011-2012 topics: Orange-banded Flycatcher (Myiophobus lintoni): request for information

  1. Todd Mark says:

    I first observed this species along Peru-Ecuador border ridgeline forest ca. 1998. Population faced no immediate danger. Furthermore, past exploratory economic activity had ended in failure. I believe its population to be strong along the ridgeline.

  2. Rob Faucett and I found this species to be common along a ridgeline in the Cordillera del Condor in northern Cajamarca (Pico Rana, above Selvandina, c.2400m) in 1999. The species preference for knife-edge ridges will protect it from habitat destruction, and there were dozens of other ridges in the immediate area where it must also occur. Based on this, I don’t believe it to be threatened at present.

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