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Black-hooded Laughingthrush Garrulax milleti
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This species has a moderately small range, in which its population is likely to be declining moderately rapidly as a result of habitat loss and degradation. It is therefore considered Near Threatened.

Taxonomic source(s)
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

Distribution and population
Garrulax milleti is confined to the Da Lat and Di Linh plateaus, Vietnam (locally common), and the Kon Tum plateau of Vietnam (fairly common around Ngoc Linh) and Laos (locally fairly common in Xe Kong and Attapu provinces). It is locally fairly common in suitable habitat across this range.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common to fairly common (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Trend justification
This species is suspected to be declining slowly, as a result of habitat destruction in many parts of its range.

This species is usually found in flocks in dense undergrowth of broadleaved evergreen forest between 800 and 1,650 m, although it has been found in remnant patches of forest in Laos.

As this species occurs at relatively low altitudes, it is vulnerable to habitat destruction through agricultural encroachment, charcoal burning and fuelwood collection, particularly as the human population of the area is increasing, partly because of government re-settlement programmes.

Conservation Actions Underway
It occurs in a few protected areas, including Dong Ampham NBCA (Laos), Ngoc Linh, Kon Ka Kinh and Kon Cha Rang nature reserves (Vietnam). Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct repeated surveys within the range to determine current distribution and abundance, as well as assess population trends and rates of habitat loss. Conduct ecological studies to improve understanding of its precise habitat requirements, particularly tolerance of secondary habitats and response to fragmentation. Increase the area of suitable habitat that has protected status.

BirdLife International. 2001. Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Further web sources of information
Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Text account compilers
Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J.

IUCN Red List evaluators
Butchart, S., Symes, A.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Garrulax milleti. 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 Near Threatened
Family Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)
Species name author Robinson & Kloss, 1919
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 24,200 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
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