Spelaeornis caudatus (Blyth, 1845) - Rufous-throated Wren Babbler

Subspecies in India

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

 

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Spelaeornis caudatus - Rufous-throated Wren Babbler



This species is uncommon. It inhabits moist undergrowth evergreen forests of hilly regions of India (mainly in Sikkim, West Bengal, and Arunachal Pradesh), Bhutan and Nepal at the heights of 1,500m-2,500m (BirdLife International 2017).

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, and the current population size is unknown. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to logging, firewood collecting and shifting cultivation (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. Spelaeornis caudatus (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22716112A110904337. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22716112A110904337.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Spelaeornis caudatus (Blyth, 1845) – Rufous-throated Wren 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/spelaeornis-caudatus, accessed 2024/06/24.