Southern Deccan plateau

Country/Territory India
Area 0 km2
Altitude 0 - 0m
Priority -
Habitat loss -
Knowledge -

General characteristics

This Secondary Area is defined by the range of Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus, which is recorded from the states of Karnataka, Andhra Praesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and possibly Orissa in southern India (see map, p. 400). It is uncommon and patchily distributed on boulder-strewn hills with vegetation ranging from tropical thorn scrub and dry deciduous forest to moist deciduous forest between about 600 and 1,200 m (Ali and Ripley 1987, Subramanya et al. 1993, 1995). There is evidence that it has become locally extinct as a result of the total clearance of vegetation and quarrying, while excessive wood-cutting, cattle-grazing and the quarrying of hillocks threaten its survival at other sites, so there is a need to improve protection of its habitats (Subramanya et al. 1993, 1995).

Restricted-range species

Species IUCN Category
Yellow-throated Bulbul (Pycnonotus xantholaemus) VU

Important Bird Areas (IBAs)
IBA Code Site Name Country
IN178 Adichunchunagiri Wildlife Sanctuary India
IN189 Hampi and Daroji Bear Sanctuary India
IN190 Jogimatti Reserve Forest India
IN206 Ramanagara Reserve Forest India
IN216 Horsley Hills India
IN217 Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary India
IN227 Sri Penusila Narasimha Wildlife Sanctuary India
IN228 Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park India
IN235 Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary India

Threat and conservation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Endemic Bird Areas factsheet: Southern Deccan plateau. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2019.