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Bar-tailed Treecreeper Certhia himalayana

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 altitudinal migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type   Average mass 8.8 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 691,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 1,330,000
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 Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be not uncommon in Central Asia, fairly common in the western Himalayas and uncommon in China (Harrap and Quinn 1996).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Afghanistan Native Extant       Yes
China (mainland) Native Extant       Yes
India Native Extant       Yes
Kazakhstan Native Extant       Yes
Kyrgyzstan Native Extant       Yes
Myanmar Native Extant       Yes
Nepal Native Extant       Yes
Pakistan Native Extant       Yes
Tajikistan Native Extant       Yes
Turkmenistan 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
Iran, Islamic Republic of Touran site factsheet
Kazakhstan Aksu-Dzhabagly State Nature Reserve site factsheet
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area site factsheet
Nepal Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve site factsheet
Nepal Khaptad National Park site factsheet
Nepal Rara National Park site factsheet
Nepal Shey-Phoksundo National Park site factsheet
Turkmenistan Koytendag site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Forest Temperate major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Certhia himalayana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014.

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 Certhiidae (Treecreepers)
Species name author Vigors, 1832
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 691,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species