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Sri Lanka Whistling-thrush Myophonus blighi



Family: Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)

Authority: (Holdsworth, 1872)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v);C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small, severely fragmented population and range, which are undergoing a continuing decline as a result of degradation and destruction of upland forest.



Population size: 600-1700

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 7,300 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Myophonus blighi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/12/2016.