LC
Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris



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
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 altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,360,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing inferred -
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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as fairly common to locally common in Myanmar, north-west Thailand, Laos, and north Vietnam, uncommon in China and scarce in the Himalayas (del Hoyo et al. 2005).

Trend justification:

The species is tentatively assessed as being in decline due to habitat loss per Tracewski et al. (2016) and high hunting pressure.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bangladesh N Extant
Bhutan N Extant
Cambodia U Extant
China (mainland) N Extant
India N Extant
Laos N Extant Yes
Myanmar N Extant
Nepal N Extant
Thailand N Extant
Vietnam N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Laos Dong Ampham
Laos Nam Et
Laos Nam Ha
Laos Nam Xam
Laos Phou Ahyon
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun
Nepal Bardia National Park
Nepal Dang Deukhuri foothill forests and west Rapti wetlands
Nepal Langtang National Park
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park
Nepal Kanchenjungha Conservation Area
Nepal Mai Valley forests
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area
India Barail Wildlife Sanctuary
India Barail Range forests
Vietnam Che Tao
Vietnam Ban Bung
Vietnam Tay Con Linh
Vietnam Fan Si Pan
Vietnam Van Ban
Thailand Doi Chiang Dao
Thailand Doi Inthanon
Thailand Doi Suthep-Pui
Thailand Kaeng Krachan
Thailand Mae Fang
Thailand Mae Jarim National Park
Thailand Mae Lao - Mae Sae
Thailand Nanthaburi
Thailand Thung Yai - Naresuan
Thailand Umphang

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Pericrocotus brevirostris. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/06/2022.