Nilgiri Pipit Anthus nilghiriensis

Family: Motacillidae (Pipits and Wagtails)

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 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 53,700 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anthus nilghiriensis. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 02/12/2023.