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Abyssinian Ground-thrush Zoothera piaggiae

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2013 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2008 Not Recognised
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type   Average mass 51.1 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 328,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as scarce to locally common and uncommon in Sudan (del Hoyo et al. 2005).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 1310 - 3600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Zoothera piaggiae. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Turdidae (Thrushes)
Species name author (Bouvier, 1877)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 328,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change