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Chatshrike Lanioturdus torquatus

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 343,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Increasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.7 - - -
Trend justification: This population is suspected to be expanding in the east of its range following desertification (Harris and Franklin 2000).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola Native Extant      
Namibia Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Bicuari National Park site factsheet
Angola Chongoroi site factsheet
Angola Mupa National Park site factsheet
Angola Tundavala site factsheet
Namibia Brandberg mountain site factsheet
Namibia Epupa - Ruacana site factsheet
Namibia Etosha National Park site factsheet
Namibia Hobatere site factsheet
Namibia Namib-Naukluft Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 1000 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Lanioturdus torquatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014.

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 Platysteiridae (Shrike-flycatchers, wattle-eyes and batises)
Species name author Waterhouse, 1838
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Increasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 343,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions