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Yellow-vented Warbler Phylloscopus cantator
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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/Near Threatened
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

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


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 519,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 788,000
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 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be rather local and thinly distributed (Baker 1997).
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 Resident
Bangladesh Native Extant   Yes    
Bhutan Native Extant Yes      
China (mainland) Native Extant   Yes    
India Native Extant       Yes
Laos Native Extant     Yes Yes
Myanmar Native Extant   Yes    
Nepal Native Extant       Yes
Thailand Native Extant   Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
India Barail Range site factsheet
India Buxa Tiger Reserve (National Park) site factsheet
India Dampa Tiger Reserve site factsheet
India Koloriang - Sarli - Damin area site factsheet
India Lowland forests of South Sikkim (Melli-Baguwa-Kitam, Jorethang-Namchi, Sombarey) site factsheet
India Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Mouling National Park site factsheet
India Nacho - Limeking - Taksing - Majha site factsheet
India Namdapha - Kamlang site factsheet
India Nameri National Park site factsheet
India Namsangmukh - Borduria site factsheet
India Norpuh Reserve Forests site factsheet
India Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Pakhui or Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Riat Khwan - Umiam Lake site factsheet
India Shergaon, Mandla - Phudung and Kalaktang site factsheet
India Taley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
India Upper Dihing (East) Complex site factsheet
India Upper Dihing (West) Complex site factsheet
India Upper Shillong site factsheet
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains site factsheet
Laos Nakai Plateau site factsheet
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun site factsheet
Laos Phou Dendin site factsheet
Laos Phou Loeuy site factsheet
Nepal Dharan forests site factsheet
Nepal Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Koshi Barrage site factsheet
Nepal Mai Valley forests site factsheet
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park 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
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Altitude 300 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Phylloscopus cantator. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016.

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 Sylviidae (Old World warblers)
Species name author (Tickell, 1833)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 519,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species