del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red List criteria met and history
||not a migrant
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be very rare to uncommon (del Hoyo et al. 2002), while the population in China has been estimated at < c.100 breeding pairs (Brazil 2009).
Trend justification: This species is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat loss, especially loss of bamboo, upon which it appears to be dependant (del Hoyo et al. 2002).
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Gecinulus grantia. Downloaded from
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Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 03/10/2023.