Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus
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Family: Pycnonotidae (Bulbuls)

Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd; C2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is declining very rapidly across its range as a result of relentless trapping of wild birds for the cage-bird trade, compounded by habitat loss within its rather specific habitat type. The population is now estimated to have been reduced to such a degree that it is believed to number fewer than 2,500 mature individuals, and that it has become fragmented to the point that each subpopulation is unlikely to support more than 250 mature individuals. For these reasons the species is evaluated as Endangered.

Population size: 600-1700

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,290,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Pycnonotus zeylanicus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/11/2018.