Black-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis flavirostris

Family: Paradoxornithidae (Parrotbills and allies)

Authority: Gould, 1836

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c

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Justification of Red List category
This tall grassland specialist is thought to be in rapid decline as a result of the extensive loss and degradation of its habitat. It therefore qualifies as Vulnerable. Should the population be found to be decreasing more rapidly than current predictions or the population be found to be smaller than the current estimate owing to severe habitat loss then it may warrant uplisting.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 70,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Paradoxornis flavirostris. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.