||(Robinson & Kloss, 1919)
||Short-tailed Scimitar-babbler, Short-tailed Scimitar Babbler, Short-tailed Scimitar-Babbler
||19.5 cm. Robust, short-tailed babbler with narrow, slightly downcurved bill. Dark brown above with light shaft-streaks, whitish below with double dark brown moustachial/malar stripe. Rufescent breast with smudgy dark brown streaks and pale rufous neck-patch. Subspecies parvirostris has blacker moustachial/malar stripes and breast streaking, darker rufous on neck and breast and shorter bill. Newly discovered subspecies in central Vietnam is colder and darker brown and rufous plumage is duller and paler. Subspecies naungmungensis has longer bill, strong black moustachial line, no buffy-rufous tinge to breast, is shorter-tailed and longer-legged. Bill length roughly intermediate between other subspecies. Voice Sings with series of clear, monotone whistles. Harsh chrrr-chrrr-chrrr when alarmed.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Duckworth, W., Eames, J.C., Mahood, S. & Pilgrim, J.
||Benstead, P., Gilroy, J., Taylor, J. & Symes, A.
This species is thought to have a moderately small population, which is suspected to be experiencing a moderately rapid decline owing to on-going deforestation. It is therefore listed as Near Threatened as it almost qualifies for a threatened listing under criteria A2c+3c+4c; C1+2a(i).
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2013 – Near Threatened (NT)
- 2012 – Near Threatened (NT)
- 2008 – Near Threatened (NT)
- 2004 – Near Threatened (NT)
- 2000 – Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
- 1996 – Vulnerable (VU)
- 1994 – Vulnerable (VU)
- 1988 – Threatened (T)
|Range Description:||Jabouilleia danjoui is known from east Tonkin, north, central and south Annam, Vietnam, where small numbers have been recorded at many sites, and central Laos, where a fairly large population apparently survives near the Vietnamese border. In East Tonkin, it is found very close to the border with China and probably occurs in suitable habitat there also (Vogel et al. 2003). Race naungmungensis has been described from the Naung Mung area of Kachin State, northern Myanmar (Rappole et al. 2005). It is very localised in occurrence and absent from areas of apparently suitable habitat (R. Craik in litt. 2011, S. Mahood in litt. 2011). |
Lao People's Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Viet Nam
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Yes|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||No||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:||126000|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Yes||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||No|
|♦ Continuing decline in number of locations:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:||No||♦ Lower elevation limit (metres):||50|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||2100|
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