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Schoenicola platyurus (Jerdon, 1841) – Broad-tailed Grassbird

Taxonomic Notes:

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

This rare species is endemic (mainly the Western Ghats). It inhabits inland wetlands and grasslands around the hilltops of the Western Ghats, at the altitudes of 700m-2,400m. It breeds during April-September (Birdlife International 2016).

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

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 habitat disturbance due to grazing of grasslands and weed encroachments (BirdLife International 2001).

BirdLife International 2016. Schoenicola platyurus . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22715577A94459789. Accessed on 10 February 2020.

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Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Schoenicola platyurus (Jerdon, 1841) – Broad-tailed Grassbird. 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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