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Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus coeruleocephala



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Phoenicurus coeruleocephala (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as P. caeruleocephala following Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993).

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.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

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 altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass 15 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,980,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 325,000
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) 4.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as fairly common in Afghanistan, locally common in northern Pakistan, northern India and eastern India; less common in Nepal and uncommon in the Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai areas (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
Afghanistan N Extant Yes
Bhutan N Extant
China (mainland) N Extant
India N Extant
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kyrgyzstan N Extant Yes
Nepal N Extant
Pakistan N Extant
Tajikistan N Extant Yes
Turkmenistan U Extant
Uzbekistan N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Afghanistan Pech and Waygal valleys
Kazakhstan Big Almaty Gorge
Kazakhstan Aksu-Dzhabagly State Nature Reserve
Afghanistan Salang Kotal
Uzbekistan Dzhum-Dzhum
Kazakhstan Almaty State Nature Reserve
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area
Nepal Langtang National Park
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park
Nepal Rara National Park
Nepal Shey-Phoksundo National Park
Nepal Tamur valley and watershed

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Shrubland Temperate suitable resident
Altitude 2400 - 4300 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 1200 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Phoenicurus coeruleocephala. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2021.