Stachyris humei (Mandelli, 1873) - Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler

Subspecies in India

This is also known as the Blackish-breasted Babbler.

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


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This species is uncommon. It inhabits broadleaf evergreen forests of the hilly regions of India (Sikkim, West Bengal, and Arunachal Pradesh), Nepal and Bhutan at the heights of 900m-1950m. During winters, it descends to the lower altitudes (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 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to logging and shifting cultivation (BirdLife International 2018).

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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
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BirdLife International 2018. Stachyris humei . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22735087A132184950. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22735087A132184950.en. Accessed on 16 February 2020.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Stachyris humei (Mandelli, 1873) – Sikkim Wedge-billed 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/stachyris-humei, accessed 2024/06/25.