Justification of Red List Category
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as locally common (de Juana et al. 2004).
The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.
This species has a large range in south-east India and Sri Lanka.
The species inhabits a variety of open habitats, including scrub-covered rocky ground, fallow fields with bushy margins, bamboo thickets, forest edges and scrubby glades within open forest, up to a maximum altitude of 1500 m (de Juana et al. 2004).
Text account compilers
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Mirafra affinis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/02/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/02/2019.