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Coracias benghalensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES CORACIIFORMES CORACIIDAE

Scientific Name: Coracias benghalensis
Species Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name/s:
English Indian Roller
French Rollier indien

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor/s: BirdLife International
Reviewer/s: Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/s: Ekstrom, J., Butchart, S.
Justification:
This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Kuwait; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Oman; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia; Sri Lanka; Thailand; United Arab Emirates; Viet Nam
Vagrant:
Maldives; Qatar; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally abundant to common over most of its range (del Hoyo et al. 2001).
Population Trend: Increasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial
Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Coracias benghalensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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