IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Distribution

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Range Description

Rhipidura semirubra is endemic to the Admiralty Islands of Papua New Guinea. It was historically common on Manus where it was noted to be "common everywhere in true forest and secondary bush" but there are no records from Manus since 1934 (Dutson and Newman 1991). In the last few years it has only been seen on a handful of small islands in the archipelago: Rambutyo, Tong, , San Miguel, Pak, Anobat (in the San Miguel Islands) and Sivisa (in the Fedarb Islands) (Silva 1975, Tolhurst 1993, D.Gibbs in litt. 1994, K.M.Kisokau in litt. 1994, Dutson 2011). It is likely to occur on other small islands which have not been visited by ornithologists. On Tong at least, it is common (e.g. 40 seen in six hours in 1997 [G.Dutson pers. obs. 1997]).

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