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Range DescriptionThis species is restricted to Sangihe, Indonesia, where until 1996 it was known from only a single historical specimen and was thus quite possibly already rare by the 19th century. It was seen twice in 1996 and sound-recorded once out of 148 point counts in 1999 (Riley 2002) from one location (Gunung Sahendaruman and adjacent Sahengbalira). Another single sighting was recorded amongst 499 point counts in 2009 (Burung Indonesia 2009). It is regarded as extremely rare and infrequently encountered in the remaining 8 km2 of appropriate habitat. While there has been no population estimate, it is likely that fewer than 50 mature individuals survive.