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 Brachypteryx major

This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

Taxonomic note
Brachypteryx major (Sibley and Monroe 1990, 1993) has been moved into the genus Myiomela and split into M. major and M. albiventris following Rasmussen and Anderton (2005).

References
BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Robin, V. V.; Sukamar, R.; Thiollay, J.-M. 2006. Status and distribution of the White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major in the Western Ghats of Karnataka and Goa, India. Bird Conservation International 16(4): 345-351.

Sukumar, R.; Suresh, H.S.; Ramesh, R. 1995. Climate change and its impact on tropical montane ecosystems in southern India. Journal of Biogeography 22: 533-536.

Vijayan, R.; Thiollay, J.M.; Sinha, A. Undated. Conservation and population viability of a threatened, endemic, passerine, White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx major in the Western Ghats, India.

Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Brachypteryx major. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/07/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Additional resources for this species

ARKive species - Nilgiri blue robin (Myiomela major) 0

Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Turdidae (Thrushes)
Species name author (Jerdon, 1844)