Nilgiri Chilappan Montecincla cachinnans

Family: Leiotrichidae (Laughingthrushes and allies)

Authority: (Jerdon, 1839)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This laughingthrush has a very small and severely fragmented range which is declining rapidly as a result of the conversion of forest habitats to plantations, agriculture and settlements. It therefore qualifies as Endangered.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Montecincla cachinnans. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/nilgiri-chilappan-montecincla-cachinnans on 01/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/12/2023.