LC
Chinese Hwamei Garrulax canorus



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
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2013 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency low
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 2,770,000 km2
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend unknown - - -
Generation length 4.7 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as relatively common (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

Trend justification: The population trend is difficult to determine, but the species remains very popular in the cage bird trade (Jiang Aiwu in litt. 2011, Zhang Mingxia per J. Fellowes in litt. 2011, S. Mahood in litt. 2012), is now very scarce in its former range in Vietnam (perhaps owing mainly to intense trapping pressure) (J. Pilgrim in litt. 2011, S. Mahood in litt. 2012), and its abundance is low in the south and west of China (Wu Fei per J. Fellowes in litt. 2011), suggesting that it has declined over decadal time scales. Despite high trapping pressure, it remains common in China, and the species readily inhabits areas in the vicinity of human habitation (W. Duckworth in litt. 2011, Praveen J. in litt. 2011). Overall, the population may be in decline, but the rate of decline is probably slow to moderate.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
China (mainland) extant native yes
Laos extant native yes
Vietnam extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Vietnam Ke Go
Vietnam Du Gia
Vietnam Fan Si Pan
Vietnam Pu Mat
Vietnam Van Ban
Vietnam Ban Bung
Vietnam Sinh Long
Vietnam Ban Thi - Xuan Lac
Laos Phou Dendin
Laos Nam Et
Laos Phou Loeuy
Hong Kong (China) Tai Po Kau, Shing Mun and Tai Mo Shan area

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Urban Areas suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1800 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food - human - - non-trivial recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Garrulax canorus. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/chinese-hwamei-garrulax-canorus on 05/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/03/2024.