email a friend
printable version
Spotted Crocias Crocias albonotatus
BirdLife is updating this factsheet for the 2016 Red List
Please email us with any relevant information

This species has a highly restricted range, and although much of its habitat remains secure by virtue of its inaccessibility, it is suspected to be in slow decline owing to habitat loss and trapping. It is therefore listed as 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
Crocias albonotatus is restricted to west Java, Indonesia. It is moderately common on Gunung Gede-Pangrango but seemingly rare on Gunung Halimun, suggesting that it may have specific habitat requirements that are as-yet unidentified.

Population justification
The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as moderately common in Gunung Gede-Pangrango National Park, west Java and seemingly rare in Gunung Halimun National Park, west Java (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Trend justification
Data on trends are lacking, but declines are suspected as populations at lower elevations are likely to be subject to some habitat loss and trapping.

This species is found in the canopy and edge of broadleaved montane forest at 900-2,400 m.

This species is vulnerable to forest loss and perhaps trapping in lower parts of its elevational range.

Conservation Actions Underway
No targeted conservation actions are known for this species.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Conduct surveys within eastern Java to determine whether further populations exist in suitable mountainous areas. Monitor populations and habitat trends at known sites. Conduct ecological studies to identify the precise habitat requirements of this species. Monitor the presence of this species in the local bird trade and control if necessary. Protect areas of suitable habitat. Raise awareness of the species and its status in an effort to reduce trapping.

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).

Explore HBW Alive for further information on this species

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Internet Bird Collection

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

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Crocias albonotatus. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016.

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.

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife

To contribute to discussions on the evaluation of the IUCN Red List status of Globally Threatened Birds, please visit BirdLife's Globally Threatened Bird Forums.

Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Near Threatened
Family Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)
Species name author (Lesson, 1832)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,800 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Additional Information on this species