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

Taxonomic Notes:

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/)


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

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).

References:
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.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Spelaeornis caudatus (Blyth, 1845) – Rufous-throated Wren Babbler. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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