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Four-coloured Bush-shrike Telophorus quadricolor

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 Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 450,000 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 - - -
Population justification: The population size of this taxon has not been quantified, but it is described as locally common.
Trend justification: This population is estimated to de in decline following an apparent range contraction in East Africa (Harris and Franklin 2000).

Country/Territory distribution

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

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Kenya Arabuko-Sokoke Forest site factsheet
Kenya Boni and Dodori National Reserves site factsheet
Kenya Gede Ruins National Monument site factsheet
Kenya Lower Tana River Forests site factsheet
Kenya Taita Hills Forests site factsheet
Kenya Tana River Delta site factsheet
Kenya Tsavo West National Park site factsheet
Malawi Lengwe National Park site factsheet
Mozambique Changelane river gorge site factsheet
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique) site factsheet
Mozambique Maputo Special Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Pomene site factsheet
Somalia Laag Badaana site factsheet
South Africa Blouberg site factsheet
South Africa Blyde River Canyon site factsheet
South Africa Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park site factsheet
South Africa Ithala Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Kosi Bay system site factsheet
South Africa Kruger National Park and adjacent areas site factsheet
South Africa Lake Sibaya site factsheet
South Africa Lake St Lucia and Mkuze Swamps 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 Pongolapoort Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Soutpansberg site factsheet
South Africa Umlalazi Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Umtamvuna Nature Reserve site factsheet
Swaziland Hlane and Mlawula Game Reserves site factsheet
Swaziland Malolotja Nature Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Bagamoyo District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Handeni District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Kilombero Valley site factsheet
Tanzania Kilwa District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Kisarawe District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Lindi District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Mafia Island site factsheet
Tanzania Mikumi National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Mnazi Bay site factsheet
Tanzania Mtwara District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Muheza District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Newala District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Pande Game Reserve and Dondwe Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Pangani District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Rufiji Delta site factsheet
Tanzania Rufiji District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains 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 Save - Runde junction site factsheet
Zimbabwe Stapleford Forest site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Telophorus quadricolor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014.

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 (Cassin, 1851)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 450,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change