Marsh Grassbird Helopsaltes pryeri

Family: Locustellidae (Grasshopper-warblers and grassbirds)

Authority: (Seebohm, 1884)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a moderately small population, which is divided into a number of isolated sub-populations, and is likely to be declining as a result of wetland destruction in its breeding and wintering grounds, however recent surveys suggest that the population at Poyang Lake, China, could exceed 5,000 pairs (giving a global population exceeding 10,000 individuals), and the species has consequently been downlisted to Near Threatened.

Population size: 10000-15000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,190,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Helopsaltes pryeri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/02/2023.