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

Taxonomic Notes:

Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

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).

References:
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.


Aves > Passeriformes > Locustellidae > Schoenicola


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni,R. 2020. Schoenicola platyurus (Jerdon, 1841) – Broad-tailed Grassbird. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.11. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1545/Schoenicola-platyurus
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