Sri Lanka Hill Myna Gracula ptilogenys

Family: Sturnidae (Starlings)

Authority: Blyth, 1846

Red List Category

Criteria: B1b(i,ii,iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a moderately small global range, and is likely to be declining as a result of habitat loss and some level of trapping. It is able to persist in some degraded habitats, suggesting that it may not be at imminent risk, but the situation requires careful monitoring. It is currently considered Near Threatened.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 18,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - shelf island
Realm - Indomalayan
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Gracula ptilogenys. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/sri-lanka-hill-myna-gracula-ptilogenys on 29/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 29/09/2023.