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Asian Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus

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) 3,220,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,220,000 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 Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally fairly common to very common (del Hoyo et al. 2005), while national population sizes have been estimated at c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs in China and c.100,000-1 million breeding pairs in Taiwan (Brazil 2009).
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    
Bangladesh Native Extant      
Bhutan Native Extant      
Cambodia Native Extant      
China (mainland) Native Extant      
Hong Kong (China) Native Extant      
India Native Extant      
Laos Native Extant Yes   Yes
Myanmar Native Extant      
Nepal Native Extant      
Pakistan Native Extant      
Sri Lanka Native Extant      
Taiwan (China) Native Extant      
Thailand Native Extant      
Vietnam Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cambodia Kirirom site factsheet
Cambodia O Skach site factsheet
Cambodia Phnom Aural site factsheet
Cambodia Snoul / Keo Sema / O Reang site factsheet
Laos Dakchung Plateau site factsheet
Laos Dong Kalo site factsheet
Laos Dong Khanthung site factsheet
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains site factsheet
Laos Hin Namno site factsheet
Laos Nakai Plateau site factsheet
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun site factsheet
Laos Nam Et site factsheet
Laos Nam Ha site factsheet
Laos Nam Xam site factsheet
Laos Phou Dendin site factsheet
Laos Phou Loeuy site factsheet
Laos Upper Xe Bangfai site factsheet
Laos Xe Kong Plains site factsheet
Laos Xe Sap site factsheet
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area site factsheet
Nepal Bardia National Park site factsheet
Nepal Chitwan National Park site factsheet
Nepal Dang Deukhuri foothill forests and west Rapti wetlands site factsheet
Nepal Kanchenjungha Conservation Area site factsheet
Nepal Khaptad National Park site factsheet
Nepal Langtang National Park site factsheet
Nepal Mai Valley forests site factsheet
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park site factsheet
Nepal Phulchoki Mountain forests site factsheet
Nepal Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park site factsheet
Nepal Tamur valley and watershed site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 3200 m

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Food (human) Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Hypsipetes leucocephalus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014.

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 Least Concern
Family Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls)
Species name author (Gmelin, 1789)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,220,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species