Pericrocotus erythropygius and P. albifrons (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as P. erythropygius following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).
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.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red List criteria met and history
||not a migrant
||does not normally occur in forest
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as very local and uncommon to rare (del Hoyo et al. 2005).
Trend justification: There have been some declines in possible habitat (Praveen J. in litt. 2016), but these have been very small over 3 generations, and the degree to which these have affected the species are unclear and so the population is provisionally suspected to be stable.
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Pericrocotus erythropygius. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/white-bellied-minivet-pericrocotus-erythropygius on 27/09/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 27/09/2023.