Native Animals

Heterophasia picaoides

Long-tailed Sibia
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2016
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SSN 21612
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Taxonomy

Description

Measuring around 30 cm in length, the Long-tailed Sibia or scientifically known as Heterophasia picaoides has a slender build body with long graduated tail. This bird also has a greyish plumage with brownish tinge on the upperparts along with white wing patch and whitish barring underneath the tail (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993).

The Long-tailed Sibia is widely distributed in the Oriental region, ranging from the Himalayas and Myanmar through South-East Asia to the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra. It is known to be a common resident of montane forest in Peninsular Malaysia. It moves in group of 5–12 birds and constantly uttering its twittering call. This flock will gather in trees to feed on small berries and moving from one foliage to another (Strange & Jeyarajasingam, 1993; Jeyarajasingam & Pearson, 2012).

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2016 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1
2009 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A
1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
N/A

Location

by State Location
  • Pahang 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

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References

Book
  1. Common Birds of Malaysia: A Pocket Field Guide Book. Pertubuhan Kelestarian Ekosistem Alam (NEST), Malaysia. pp. 104.
  2. MNS Bird Conservation Council. 2015. A Checklist of the Birds of Malaysia Second Edition. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society - Bird Conservation Council, Malaysia. pp. 60.
  3. Davison, G.W.H. & Chew, Y. F. (1995). A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. New Holand Ltd. pp. 144.
  4. Jamaludin, H., Yatim, H.S.H., Abu Hashim, A.K., Saaban, S., Hassan, H., Othman, A. & Mohd Nor, D.H. (2007). Avifauna: Taman Negara: Senarai Spesies. Jabatan Perlindungan Hidupan Liar dan Taman Negara Malaysia (PERHILITAN), Malaysia. pp. 44.
  5. Omar, R. (2018). Birds of the Forests of Peninsular Malaysia: A Photographic Guide. Strategic Information and Research Development Centre, Malaysia. pp. 351.
  6. Rajendran, S. & Jeyarajasingam, A. (2021). Malaysian Birds - A Glimpse. Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Malaysia. pp. 1-335.
  7. Rosla, M. (2014). Burung-burung di Semenanjung Malaysia: Hak Milik Kita yang Terlepas Pandang, Volume 1. Red Door To Hunt, Malaysia. pp. 369.
  8. Strange, M. & Jeyarajasingam, A. (1993). A Photographic Guide to Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore. Sun Tree Publishing, Singapore. pp. 270.
  9. Jeyarajasingam, A. (2012). A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford. pp. 449.
Checklist
  1. Senarai Nama-nama Burung Semenanjung Malaysia dan Asia Tenggara (1981)

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Ajla Rafidah Baharom, Mr. Allen Jeyarajasingam, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Mr. Badrul Amin Bin Jaffar, Ms. Fatin Qurratul 'ain Binti Saberam, Mrs. Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Siti Zubaidah Binti Abdul Latif, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Danaraj Maniam, Koay Zhong Ying, M. Rajendran, Rosli Omar, Tan Sin Hoong & uzair ar

Species Citation :- Heterophasia picaoides. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/21612. [Retrieved 02 March 2024].

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