VU
Sri Lanka Blue Magpie Urocissa ornata



Family: Corvidae (Crows and jays)

Authority: (Wagler, 1829)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small and declining range, which is also severely fragmented as a result of the degradation and clearance of humid forest, with a population that is also inferred to be in decline. These factors qualify it as Vulnerable.



Population size: 9000-19500

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 6,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Urocissa ornata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/12/2016.