Sumatran Laughingthrush Garrulax bicolor

Family: Leiotrichidae (Laughingthrushes and allies)

Authority: Hartlaub, 1844

Red List Category

Criteria: A2cd+3cd+4cd

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Justification of Red List category
The species has suffered a very rapid, ongoing population decline due to trapping for trade compounded by habitat loss. Local extinctions had been observed across much of the range within the past 10-15 years concurrent with price increases and reduced availability in the market. Recent information further suggests trade and harvest has continued at a rapid scale. For these reasons Sumatran Laughingthrush is evaluated as Endangered.

Population size: 2500-9999 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 218,000 km2

Country endemic: yes

Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Garrulax bicolor. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/sumatran-laughingthrush-garrulax-bicolor on 28/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/11/2023.