Andaman Treepie (Dendrocitta bayleyi)

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I did a previous post on this rare bird but I have found new information, so let’s read about it again, shall we?

According to the IUCN 3.1 Red List, the Andaman Treepie is nearly threatened. It is endemic to the Andaman Islands in India. Since the Andaman Treepie lives within a very limited habitat, it is in danger of extinction due to habitat loss. The IUCN explained further,

Dendrocitta bayleyi is endemic to the Andaman archipelago, India, where it is usually found in pairs or parties of up to 20 birds, or in mixed flocks in tall trees in dense broadleaved evergreen forest. It is uncommon to locally fairly common and while habitat on the Andamans remains relatively intact it is probably secure. However, indications that an increase in human populations and habitat loss is occurring in the archipelago suggest that within the small range of this species natural habitats might rapidly shrink and become fragmented.

It is unfortunate that one of the corvidae family is nearing extinction due to loss of habitat. Can there be no uninhabited places on this Earth? Can we not leave room for the other species?

(BirdLife International 2008. Dendrocitta bayleyi. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.2. . Downloaded on 02 August 2010.)