IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

Chrysomma altirostre occurs in three disjunct populations, along the River Indus and its tributaries in Pakistan, in the terai of Nepal (where it has only recently been discovered), and the Brahmaputra floodplain in north-east India (BirdLife International 2001). It is known historically from the Irrawaddy-Sittang plains of Myanmar, and possibly Bangladesh. Recent records from Assam, its stronghold in India, suggest it has declined and in Pakistan it is uncommon and local. There are no recent records from Myanmar or Bangladesh.


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