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Myophonus caeruleus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA AVES PASSERIFORMES TURDIDAE

Scientific Name: Myophonus caeruleus
Species Authority: (Scopoli, 1786)
Common Name(s):
English Blue Whistling-thrush, Blue Whistling Thrush, Blue Whistling-Thrush

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-05-03
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J. & Symes, A.
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 is not known, but the population is not believed to be decreasing sufficiently rapidly to approach the thresholds 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.
History:
2012 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Afghanistan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Cambodia; China; India; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Tajikistan; Thailand; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan; Viet Nam
Vagrant:
Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be common but thinly spread (Clement and Hathway 2000), while national population sizes have been estimated at c.100-100,000 breeding pairs in China and c.100-10,000 breeding pairs in Taiwan (Brazil 2009).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: BirdLife International 2013. Myophonus caeruleus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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