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).
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).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Machlolophus nuchalis (Jerdon, 1845) – White-naped Tit. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1494/Machlolophus-nuchalis
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