White-throated Bushchat Saxicola insignis

Family: Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers and Chats)

Authority: Gray, 1846

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This poorly known chat has a small, declining population as a result of loss of its wintering grassland habitats to drainage, conversion to agriculture, overgrazing, flooding, and thatch harvesting. These factors qualify it as Vulnerable.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 232,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Saxicola insignis. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/11/2022.