Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Dendrocitta bayleyi is endemic to the Andaman archipelago, India (BirdLife International 2001). It is uncommon to locally fairly common and while habitat on the Andamans remains relatively intact it is probably secure.

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Range

Dense forests of Andaman Islands.

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is usually found in pairs or parties of up to 20 birds, or in mixed flocks in tall trees in dense broadleaved evergreen forest.


Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
NT
Near Threatened

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has a small range, and may be suffering moderate declines as a result of habitat loss, although its habitat and population are not regarded as severely fragmented or restricted to a few locations. It is therefore considered Near Threatened.

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Population

Population
The population size of this species has not been quantified; it is considered common.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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Threats

Major Threats
Human population pressure and rates of habitat loss may be increasing in the Andaman archipelago, suggesting that natural habitats within the small range of this species might rapidly shrink and become fragmented.

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Conservation Actions Underway
No targeted conservation actions are known for this species, although some of its habitat is protected.

Conservation Actions Proposed
Monitor populations across the species's range, as well as trends in human activities and habitat loss. Conduct ecological studies to determine levels of tolerance of secondary, disturbed or fragmented habitats. Protect areas of suitable habitat and safeguard against potentially increasing threats.

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Wikipedia

Andaman treepie

The Andaman treepie (Dendrocitta bayleyi) is a species of bird in the Corvidae family. It is endemic to the Andaman Islands of India.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

The scientific name commemorates the Anglo-Indian statesman Edward Clive Bayley.

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