LC
Hoary-throated Barwing Sibia nipalensis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Sibia nipalensis (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Actinodura nipalensis.

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 not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 222,000
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 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be fairly common and widespread (Grimmett et al. 2000).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bhutan N Extant Yes
China (mainland) N Extant Yes
India N Extant Yes
Nepal N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
India Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
India Buxa Tiger Reserve (National Park)
India Eaglenest and Sessa Sanctuaries
India Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
India Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary - Himalayan Zoological Park - Ratey Chu Reserve Forest
India Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary - Tsomgo - Tamze - Chola Complex
India Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary - Tendong Reserve Forest
India Mandla Phudung
India Pakhui or Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary
India Pangolakha Wildlife Sanctuary - Zuluk - Bedang Tso - Natula Complex
India Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
India Shergaon - Tenzinggang - Kalaktang
India Shergaon, Mandla - Phudung and Kalaktang
India Tso Lhamo Plateau - Lashar - Sebu La - Yumesamdong Complex
India Yumthang - Shingba Rhododendron Wildlife Sanctuary
India Zemithang - Nelya
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area
Nepal Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
Nepal Kanchenjungha Conservation Area
Nepal Langtang National Park
Nepal Mai Valley forests
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park
Nepal Phulchoki Mountain forests
Nepal Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park
Nepal Tamur valley and watershed

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Forest Temperate suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 1400 - 3500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Sibia nipalensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019.