Indian Grass-babbler Graminicola bengalensis

Family: Pellorneidae (Ground babblers)

Authority: Jerdon, 1863

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
The species has a small global population  and is in decline as a result of habitat loss. However, the rate of decline is not certain and the species is not known to undergo extreme fluctuations. Without clear subpopulation estimates, the population structure is difficult to assess; yet it is likely that the population is fragmented, with individuals restricted to several small subpopulations. Given the large amount of uncertainty over this, the species is precautionarily classified as Near Threatened; although if further information becomes available the species may warrant further uplisting.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 467,000 km2

Country endemic: No

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Graminicola bengalensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/indian-grass-babbler-graminicola-bengalensis on 06/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 06/06/2023.