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Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica

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 not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 90.5 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,990,000
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 Increasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 8.5 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common in most parts of its range (del Hoyo et al. 2002).
Trend justification: The species is common and adaptable throughout it range. Its range is suspected to be expanding in Pakistan (del Hoyo et al. 2002).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bangladesh Native Extant      
Bhutan Native Extant      
China (mainland) Native Extant      
India Native Extant      
Laos Native Extant Yes    
Myanmar Native Extant      
Nepal Native Extant      
Pakistan 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
Laos Dong Ampham site factsheet
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains site factsheet
Laos Nam Et site factsheet
Laos Nam Ha site factsheet
Laos Nam Xam site factsheet
Laos Phou Loeuy 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 Tamur valley and watershed site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 2450 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: Megalaima asiatica. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014.

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 Ramphastidae (Toucans and barbets)
Species name author (Latham, 1790)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,990,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species