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Rusty-tailed Flycatcher Muscicapa ruficauda

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 104,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 104,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The population size is unknown, but the species is described as common in north-western and northern India, scarce in eastern India, locally common in Pakistan and Nepal, rare or scarce in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and locally common in south-west India during the winter (del Hoyo et al. 2006).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Afghanistan Native Extant Yes    
India Native Extant      
Kazakhstan Vagrant Extant      
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant Yes    
Nepal Native Extant Yes    
Pakistan Native Extant Yes    
Tajikistan Native Extant Yes    
Uzbekistan Native Extant Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Afghanistan Pech and Waygal valleys site factsheet
Afghanistan Safed Koh site factsheet
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area site factsheet
Nepal Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve site factsheet
Nepal Khaptad National Park site factsheet
Nepal Langtang National Park site factsheet
Nepal Rara National Park site factsheet
Nepal Shey-Phoksundo National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major non-breeding
Forest Temperate major breeding
Altitude 1200 - 3300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Muscicapa ruficauda. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014.

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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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author Swainson, 1838
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 104,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species