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Nilgiri Flycatcher Eumyias albicaudatus

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) B1ab(ii,iii) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Near Threatened
2008 Near Threatened
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Near Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type continent
Average mass 16.4 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 32,800 medium
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 Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The population size is unknown, but the species is described as common, especially at higher elevations (del Hoyo et al. 2006).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
India Native Extant Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
India Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Avalanche (Nilgiri) site factsheet
India Berijam (Kodaikanal) site factsheet
India Bison Swamp (Nilgiri) site factsheet
India Brahmagiri Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Cairn hill Reserve Forest (Nilgiri) site factsheet
India Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park site factsheet
India Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve site factsheet
India Kemmangundi and Bababudan Hills site factsheet
India Kudremukh National Park site factsheet
India Kulahupuzha Reserved Forest site factsheet
India Longwood Shola - Kothagiri site factsheet
India Mukurthi National Park (Nilgiris) site factsheet
India Muthukuzhi site factsheet
India Nelliyampathy (Nemmara Division) site factsheet
India Nilgiri-Naduvattam (Naduvattam IBA) site factsheet
India Peechi - Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Poomparai and Kukkal site factsheet
India Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Shendurney Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Shola around Kodaikanal site factsheet
India Silent Valley National Park site factsheet
India Srivilliputhur Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Thaishola site factsheet
India Vazhachal Forest Division site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude 600 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Gathering terrestrial plants / Unintentional effects (species is not the target) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Residential & commercial development Commercial & industrial areas Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Transportation & service corridors Roads & railroads Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Eumyias albicaudatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014.

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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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author Jerdon, 1840
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 32,800 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species