Calliope pectardens David, 1877 - Firethroat

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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Calliope pectardens - Firethroat


 

This species is uncommon. It inhabits dense thickets of montane forests rich in vegetation in valley bottoms (2,700m-3,700m). It is migratory, breeding in China and India (West Bengal), and wintering in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, and other parts of India. It mainly forages on insects (BirdLife International 2018).

Conservation Status:
 
This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)


According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 10,000-19,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to deforestation and logging for agricultural practices (BirdLife International 2018).
 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga1
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1

BirdLife International 2018. Calliope pectardens . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22709724A131954752. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22709724A131954752.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Calliope pectardens David, 1877 – Firethroat. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/calliope-pectardens, accessed 2024/06/25.