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Calliope pectardens David, 1877 – Firethroat

Taxonomic Notes:

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:
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Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits dense thickets of montane forests rich in vegetation in valley bottoms (2,700m-3,700m). It is migratory, breeding in China and India (West Bengal), and wintering in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, and other parts of India. It mainly forages on insects (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 10,000-19,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from habitat disturbance due to deforestation and logging for agricultural practices (BirdLife International 2018).

References:
BirdLife International 2018. Calliope pectardens . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T22709724A131954752. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2018-2.RLTS.T22709724A131954752.en. Accessed on 15 February 2020.


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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Calliope pectardens David, 1877 – Firethroat. Satose, V., V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.14. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1862/Calliope-pectardens
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