This species is rare. It inhabits lowland grasslands, up to the height of 2,000m, in India (mainly in Meghalaya and Assam), Nepal, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. It breeds during March-June (BirdLife International 2016).
According to the IUCN Red List Assessment, the population of this species is declining, with the current population estimate of 1,500-7,000 individuals. The threat to its persistence habitat disturbance due to large-scale agriculture and burning of grasslands for better growth during its breeding season (BirdLife International 2016).
Cite this page along with its URL as: Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2023. Chatarrhaea longirostris (F. Moore, 1854) – Slender-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/1734/Chatarrhaea-longirostris
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