IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

Ficedula bonthaina is only known from the Lompobatang massif at the southern tip of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Although only known historically from two localities, it was evidently common until at least the 1930s, when a large series of specimens was collected. Since then, however, there has been just two records, in 1995 of two birds (possibly a pair) and in 2004, when two or three birds were observed in a brief visit to forest above Malino (Eaton, J. in litt. 2007). The paucity of observations suggests that it may now occur only at low densities, and considering the severe loss of habitat within its restricted range, it must have undergone a dramatic decline.


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