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Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis



Family: Motacillidae (Wagtails and pipits)

Authority: Sharpe, 1885

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Vulnerable because it has a small range in which its habitat is severely fragmented and declining in extent and quality, which in turn is suspected to be driving a decline in its small population. Confirmation that the area of suitable habitat totals less than 400 km2 would likely make the species eligible for uplisting.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 53,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Anthus nilghiriensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.