Rufous Paradise-Flycatcher Terpsiphone cinnamomea Scientific name definitions

Pamela C. Rasmussen, Kees Moeliker, Josep del Hoyo, David Christie, and Nigel Collar
Version: 2.0 — Published May 20, 2022

Conservation and Management

Conservation Status

The two subspecies groups have been considered separate species by BirdLife International and have been evaluated separately; both are rated Least Concern and are considered not globally threatened despite being generally uncommon (see BirdLife factsheets for Northern Rufous Paradise-Flycatcher and Southern Rufous Paradise-Flycatcher).

Effects of Human Activity

Habitat Loss and Degradation

As early as 1959, T. c. unirufa was suspected to have disappeared from Cebu due to deforestation (57), and it seems to have disappeared from Negros Island sometime after 1991, probably also due to widespread loss of lowland forest habitats (59, 31). Conversely, the conversion of most forest to other habitat types on the Talaud Islands does not seem to have had a negative impact on any Rufous Paradise-Flycatcher populations (77).


Conservation Measures and Habitat Management

Terpsiphone c. cinnamomea is found in all five watersheds surveyed in Samar National Park (74) and is also present at low abundances in Pasonanca National Park, Zamboanga City, Mindanao (75).

Recommended Citation

Rasmussen, P. C., K. Moeliker, J. del Hoyo, D. A. Christie, and N. Collar (2022). Rufous Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone cinnamomea), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.rupfly1.02