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Machlolophus nuchalis (Jerdon, 1845) – White-naped Tit

Taxonomic Notes:

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This rare species is Endemic to India. It inhabits lowland tropical shrublands of arid and semi-arid regions of India (mainly in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Andhra Pradesh), elevating up to 750m asl. It breeds during May-August months (BirdLife International 2017). 

Conservation Status:  

According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 2,500-9,999 individuals. The threat to its persistence comes from breeding habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and other human encroachments (BirdLife International 2017).

BirdLife International 2017. Machlolophus nuchalis (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22711924A110264998. Accessed on 10 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Machlolophus nuchalis (Jerdon, 1845) – White-naped Tit. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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