Classification
Gaviiformes
Podicipediformes
Pelecaniformes
Ciconiiformes
Phoenicopteriformes
Anseriformes
Falconiformes
Galliformes
Gruiformes
Charadriiformes
Columbiformes
Cuculiformes
Strigiformes
Caprimulgiformes
Apodiformes
Coraciiformes
Upupiformes
Piciformes
Passeriformes
Reed Parrotbill


  • Reed Parrotbill
  • Paradoxornis heudei David, 1872
  • Passeriformes - Paradoxornithidae
  • Бахимхушуу хургач


 

Status: Very rare species. According to the IUCN Red List categories and criteria, the species evaluated as-Critically Endangered.


Distribution and Range: Russian federation, China and Mongolia. These species occur from the Khankha Lake, mid Sungari River to the Ilistei River, the Khokh River estuary, Buir Lake, The Khalkh and Guu, Azargiin Rivers and Tashgain Tavan Nuur Lake.


Habitat: Dense, tall reed beds growing river banks, rever, deltas, lake valleys and islands of rivers.


Population and Threats: There is an estimation of 8 individuals occuing per 1 km territory in areas with tall reeds in the Buir Lake, Tashgain Tavan Lake, Khalkh, Guu Rivers. Endangered due to habitat degradation caused by reed cutting and fires, affecting the feeding and breeding sites. Strong winds also damage nests, egss and fledgelings.


Conservation and Measures: Included as very rare animal in the Mongolian Law on Fauna, the Mongolian Red Book (1987, 1997), and the Asia Red Data Book for Birds (2001).


Further Action: Fully assess the distribution and population abundance. Regulate reed cutting around the Tashgain Tavan Lake. Organize conservation efforts for protecting population in the Guu, Azarga and Buir Lake and raise public awareness in conservation nessessity.

 


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