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Spelaeornis longicaudatus (F. Moore, 1854) – Tawny-breasted Wren Babbler

Taxonomic Notes:

This species is listed as Vulnerable 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 rare species is endemic. It inhabits moist evergreen and pine forests on the hilly regions (between 1,000m-2,000m asl), where the Brahmaputra flows (mainly in Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland). It breeds during April-June. It mostly forages on insects (BirdLife International 2019).

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 shifting cultivation, timber extraction and overgrazing for domestic livestock (BirdLife International 2001).

References:
BirdLife International 2019. Spelaeornis longicaudatus (amended version of 2017 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T22716137A155473011.
https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T22716137A155473011.en. Accessed on 11 February 2020.


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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Spelaeornis longicaudatus (F. Moore, 1854) – Tawny-breasted 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.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1689/Spelaeornis-longicaudatus
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