LC
Black-headed Cuckooshrike Lalage melanoptera



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,500,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 2,350,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.6 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as scarce in Nepal, locally fairly common in India and uncommon and local in Sri Lanka (del Hoyo et al. 2005).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bangladesh N Extant
Bhutan N Extant
India N Extant
Myanmar N Extant
Nepal N Extant
Sri Lanka N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Nepal Barandabhar forests and wetlands
Nepal Bardia National Park
Nepal Dang Deukhuri foothill forests and west Rapti wetlands
Nepal Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Koshi Barrage
India Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
India Navelim wetland
India Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
India Guru Ghasidas Tiger Reserve
India Pench Tiger Reserve
India Mahendri Reserve Forest
India Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve
India Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary
India Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary and Maniyari Reservoir
India Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable non-breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable breeding
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable non-breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 2100 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Lalage melanoptera. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2021.