Machlolophus nuchalis (Jerdon, 1845) - White-naped Tit

Subspecies in India


 

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This rare species is Endemic to India. It inhabits lowland tropical shrublands of arid and semi-arid regions of India (mainly in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh), elevating up to 750m asl. It breeds during May-August months (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:  
 


According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from breeding habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2017).
 
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
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total
BirdLife International 2017. Machlolophus nuchalis (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22711924A110264998.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22711924A110264998.en. Accessed on 10 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Machlolophus nuchalis (Jerdon, 1845) – White-naped Tit. 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/machlolophus-nuchalis, accessed 2024/06/25.