SPECIES

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

Distribution

Introduction

The nominate subspecies, T. c. cinnamomea, can be found in the Southern Philippines on Samar (39), Dinagat (DMNH 20202, 40), Siargao (40), Camiguin Sur (KUBI 110490), Mindanao (41, 20), Talicud (34), Basilan (5, 20, 42), and the Sulu Archipelago (Tawi Tawi (43, CM:Birds:P138056), Bongao (44), Jolo (RMNH.AVES.136604_0)) (45, 20, 24).

The subspecies T. c. talautensis is found in the Talaud Islands (Karakelong (RMNH.AVES.84625_1), Salebabu, and Kabruang), Indonesia (46, 47).

The subspecies T. c. unirufa is found in the Northern Philippines on Palaui (34), Luzon (20), Polillo (KUBI 119125), Alabat (DOT-14991, 48), Catanduanes (49, DMNH 67832), Lubang (29, 50), Mindoro (51, 20, 52), Marinduque (20, 53), Tablas (43, 54, 55, 31), Romblon (43), Sibuyan (43, 55), Panay (20), and at least formerly Negros and Cebu (43, 20, 56, USNM).

Historical Changes to the Distribution

Terpsiphone c. unirufa is probably extinct or locally extirpated from Cebu and Negros (57, 58, 24). It was first reported from Ban-ban Forest, Negros Island, in 1991 (59).

There have been no recent records of T. c. cinnamomea on Dinagat, where it may be extinct or locally extirpated (24).

Distribution of the Rufous Paradise-Flycatcher - Range Map
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Distribution of the Rufous Paradise-Flycatcher

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