This species is uncommon. It inhabits broadleaf evergreen forests of the hilly regions of India (Sikkim, West Bengal, and Arunachal Pradesh), Nepal and Bhutan at the heights of 900m-1950m. During winters, it descends to the lower altitudes (BirdLife International 2018). 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 habitat disturbance due to logging and shifting cultivation (BirdLife International 2018).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Stachyris humei (Mandelli, 1873) – Sikkim Wedge-billed Babbler. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/1701/Stachyris-humei
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