Conservation status

The World Conservation Union IUCN lists 18 species of birds in the Muscicapidae as being at risk, plus another 19

species as being Near Threatened. However, the conservation status of many rare species in this group has not yet been studied. Further research will undoubtedly add additional species to the listings. Examples of listed species at-risk include the Nimba flycatcher (Melaenornis annamarulae) of the Ivory Coast and Guinea (Vulnerable), the streaky-breasted jungle-flycatcher (Rhinomyias addita) of China (Near Threatened), the white-browed jungle-flycatcher (Rhinomyias insig-nis) of the Philippines (Vulnerable), the Grand Comoro flycatcher (Humblotia flavirostris) of the Comoro Islands (Endangered), the Lampobattang flycatcher (Ficedula bonthaina) of Indonesia (Endangered), the red-tailed newtonia (Newto-nia fanovanae) of Madagascar (Vulnerable), and the banded wattle-eye (Platysteira laticincta) of Cameroon (Endangered). All of these species are at-risk because of historical and ongoing habitat loss and fragmentation.

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