Taiwan Hwamei Garrulax taewanus

Family: Leiotrichidae (Laughingthrushes and allies)

Authority: Swinhoe, 1859

Red List Category

Criteria: A2e+3e+4e; B1ab(iii,v); C1+2a(ii)

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Justification of Red List category
This recently split species has been classified as Near Threatened because within its moderately small range it probably has a small population, which is inferred to be undergoing a moderately rapid decline owing largely to hybridisation with the introduced Chinese Hwamei G. canorum. It almost qualifies for a threatened listing under criteria A2e+3e+4e;B1ab(iii,v);C1+2a(ii).

Population size: 6700 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 34,200 km2

Country endemic: yes

Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Garrulax taewanus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/taiwan-hwamei-garrulax-taewanus on 21/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 21/02/2024.