LC
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Lalage melaschistos



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Lalage melaschistos (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Coracina melaschistos.

 

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
2018 Least Concern
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 43.0 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 8,370,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 8,190,000
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing inferred -
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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.6 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as very rare and local in Pakistan, frequent in Nepal, locally fairly common in India, common in Bhutan, fairly common in South-East Asia, and uncommon to locally common in China (del Hoyo et al. 2005). Brazil (2009) estimates the population of China at c.10,000-100,000 breeding pairs and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration.

Trend justification: The species is tentatively assessed as being in decline due to habitat loss per Tracewski et al. (2016) and high hunting pressure.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bangladesh N Extant
Bhutan N Extant
Cambodia N Extant
China (mainland) N Extant
Hong Kong (China) N Extant
India N Extant
Japan N Extant
Laos N Extant Yes Yes
Myanmar N Extant
Nepal N Extant
Pakistan N Extant
Taiwan, China N Extant
Thailand N Extant
Vietnam N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Cambodia Snoul / Keo Sema / O Reang
Laos Dong Ampham
Laos Dong Kalo
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains
Laos Hin Namno
Laos Khammouan Limestone
Laos Nakai Plateau
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun
Laos Nam Et
Laos Nam Xam
Laos Phou Loeuy
Laos Upper Xe Bangfai
Laos Upper Xe Kaman
Laos Xe Khampho / Xe Pian
Laos Xe Kong Plains
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area
Nepal Bardia National Park
Nepal Chitwan National Park
Nepal Dang Deukhuri foothill forests and west Rapti wetlands
Nepal Kanchenjungha Conservation Area
Nepal Khaptad National Park
Nepal Langtang National Park
Nepal Mai Valley forests
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park
Nepal Phulchoki Mountain forests
Nepal Tamur valley and watershed

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Non-trivial Recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Lalage melaschistos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/07/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/07/2019.