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Olive Bush-shrike Telophorus olivaceus

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 altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 332,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.4 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon to frequent and locally common (Fry and Keith 2004).
Trend justification: This population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction (Harris and Franklin 2000).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Malawi Native Extant        
Mozambique Native Extant        
South Africa Native Extant        
Swaziland Native Extant        
Zimbabwe Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Malawi Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique) site factsheet
Mozambique Maputo Special Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Alexandria coastal belt site factsheet
South Africa Amatole Forest Complex site factsheet
South Africa Blue Swallow Natural Heritage Site site factsheet
South Africa Blyde River Canyon site factsheet
South Africa Dhlinza Forest Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Dwesa and Cwebe Nature Reserves site factsheet
South Africa Entumeni Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Grasslands site factsheet
South Africa Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park site factsheet
South Africa Karkloof Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Katberg - Readsdale forest complex site factsheet
South Africa Kosi Bay system site factsheet
South Africa Kouga - Baviaanskloof Complex site factsheet
South Africa Kruger National Park and adjacent areas site factsheet
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Mistbelt Forests site factsheet
South Africa Lake St Lucia and Mkuze Swamps site factsheet
South Africa Mac-Mac Escarpment and Forests site factsheet
South Africa Mkambati Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Mkuzi Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Ndumo Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Ongoye Forest Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Outeniqua mountains site factsheet
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Southern Langeberg mountains site factsheet
South Africa Swartkops Estuary - Redhouse and Chatty Saltpans site factsheet
South Africa Tsitsikamma National Park site factsheet
South Africa UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park site factsheet
South Africa Umlalazi Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Umtamvuna Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Wilderness - Sedgefield Lakes Complex site factsheet
Swaziland Malolotja Nature Reserve site factsheet
Zimbabwe Banti Forest Reserve site factsheet
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe) site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chirinda Forest site factsheet
Zimbabwe Haroni - Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains site factsheet
Zimbabwe Stapleford Forest site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Savanna Moist suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Whole (>90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Telophorus olivaceus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/08/2014.

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 Malaconotidae (Helmetshrikes, bushshrikes and puffbacks)
Species name author (Shaw, 1809)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 332,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change