Pellorneum palustre Gould, 1872 - Marsh Babbler

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Marsh Spotted Babbler.
 
This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

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Pellorneum palustre - Marsh Babbler



This uncommon species is found only in India and Bangladesh. It is also known as the Marsh Spotted Babbler. It inhabits grasslands and shrublands of Brahmaputra floodplains, up to 800m asl. It breeds during Monsoon (mostly after May). It is found in pairs or small groups (BirdLife International 2016).


Conservation Status:  

 

 

This species is listed as Vulnerable 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 10,000-19,000 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments. Another major threat is heavy flooding caused by the flow of the Brahmaputra river (BirdLife International 2016).
 

 

 

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Kerala
Lakshadweep
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Manipur
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Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
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BirdLife International 2016. Pellorneum palustre . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22715856A94471679. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22715856A94471679.en. Accessed on 11 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Pellorneum palustre Gould, 1872 – Marsh Babbler. 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/pellorneum-palustre, accessed 2024/06/25.