LC
Slaty-backed Forktail Enicurus schistaceus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 7,180,000
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 Stable 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 - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as fairly common (del Hoyo et al. 2005), while the population in China has been estimated at c.100-10,000 breeding pairs (Brazil 2009).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


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

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Laos Phou Dendin
Laos Dong Ampham
Laos Hin Namno
Laos Nam Et
Laos Phou Loeuy
Laos Nam Ha
Cambodia Phnom Samkos
Laos Nam Xam
Laos Phou Xiang Thong
Cambodia Phnom Aural
Laos Xe Sap
Laos Dakchung Plateau
Laos Upper Xe Kaman
Laos Phou Ahyon
Laos Eastern Bolikhamxay Mountains
Laos Nakai-Nam Theun
Vietnam Bi Dup - Nui Ba
Nepal Bardia National Park
Nepal Khaptad National Park
Nepal Kanchenjungha Conservation Area
Nepal Mai Valley forests
Nepal Makalu Barun National Park
Nepal Tamur valley and watershed
Nepal Annapurna Conservation Area
Vietnam Ke Go
Vietnam Phong Dien
Vietnam Vu Quang
Vietnam Kon Cha Rang
Vietnam Bach Ma
Vietnam Ban Bung
Vietnam Chu Yang Sin
Vietnam Dakrong
Vietnam Tam Dao
Vietnam Cuc Phuong
Vietnam Khe Net
Vietnam Bi Dup
Vietnam Phuoc Binh
Vietnam Phong Nha
Vietnam Ke Bang
Vietnam Pu Mat
Vietnam Ngoc Linh
Vietnam Lo Xo Pass
Vietnam Kon Plong
Vietnam Nam Cat Tien
Vietnam Tay Con Linh
Vietnam Cong Troi
Vietnam Fan Si Pan
Vietnam Van Ban
Hong Kong (China) Tai Po Kau, Shing Mun and Tai Mo Shan area
Nepal Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park
Thailand Doi Chiang Dao
Thailand Doi Inthanon
Thailand Doi Phukha
Thailand Doi Suthep-Pui
Thailand Huai Kha Khaeng
Thailand Khao Yai
Thailand Mae Fang
Thailand Mae Jarim National Park
Thailand Thung Yai - Naresuan
Thailand Umphang

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Enicurus schistaceus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2021.