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Dicrurus andamanensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES PASSERIFORMES DICRURIDAE

Scientific Name: Dicrurus andamanensis
Species Authority: Beavan, 1867
Common Name(s):
English Andaman Drongo

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J.
Justification:
This species has a small range, being limited to a number of small islands. Population declines are suspected to be occurring owing to habitat loss, and the situation requires careful monitoring for any future increases in the rate of human development. However, the species's habitat and population are not regarded as severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations. It is therefore currently considered Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Dicrurus andamanensis is endemic to the Andaman archipelago, India, and Coco Island, Myanmar, where it is a common resident of forests (BirdLife International 2001).

Countries:
Native:
India; Myanmar
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Population [top]

Population: The population size of this species has not been quantified, but it is described as common.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits monsoon forests in lowlands and hills, where it is described as common.

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although its range is very small, forested habitat is relatively intact on the Andamans and insufficiently disturbed or fragmented to be of immediate concern. However, there are signs that pressure on forests is increasing on the islands through increasing human populations and consequent conversion of habitat to cultivation, grazing, increased logging and development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation Actions Underway
No targeted conservation actions are known for this species, although some of its habitat is protected.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor rates of population change and habitat trends. Conduct ecological studies to determine habitat requirements, tolerance of secondary habitats and response to fragmentation. Ensure the protection of remaining forest habitats on the Andaman Islands.


Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Dicrurus andamanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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