Schoenicola platyurus (Jerdon, 1841) - Broad-tailed Grassbird

Subspecies in India

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

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Schoenicola platyurus - Broad-tailed Grassbird



This rare species is endemic (mainly the Western Ghats). It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands around the hilltops of the Western Ghats, at the altitudes of 700m-2,400m. It breeds during April-September (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 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to grazing of grasslands and weed encroachments (BirdLife International 2001).
 

 

 

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
Maharashtra4
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total4
BirdLife International 2016. Schoenicola platyurus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22715577A94459789. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22715577A94459789.en. Accessed on 10 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Schoenicola platyurus (Jerdon, 1841) – Broad-tailed Grassbird. 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/schoenicola-platyurus, accessed 2024/06/25.