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Orange Ground-thrush Zoothera gurneyi

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 High
Land mass type   Average mass 56.43 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 424,000 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 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be scarce to locally common (Urban et al. 1997).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola Native Extant        
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant        
Kenya Native Extant        
Malawi Native Extant        
Mozambique Native Extant        
South Africa Native Extant        
Swaziland Native Extant        
Tanzania Native Extant        
Zambia Native Extant        
Zimbabwe Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Mount Moco site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Upemba National Park site factsheet
Kenya Chyulu Hills forests site factsheet
Kenya Kikuyu Escarpment forest site factsheet
Kenya Mount Kenya site factsheet
Kenya Taita Hills Forests site factsheet
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Misuku Hills Forest Reserves site factsheet
Malawi Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi) site factsheet
Malawi Soche Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi South Viphya Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Thyolo Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Thyolo tea estates site factsheet
Malawi Uzumara Forest Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique) site factsheet
Mozambique Mount Chiperone site factsheet
Mozambique Mount Namuli 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 Grasslands site factsheet
South Africa Karkloof Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Katberg - Readsdale forest complex site factsheet
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Mistbelt Forests site factsheet
South Africa Mac-Mac Escarpment and Forests site factsheet
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Soutpansberg site factsheet
South Africa Wolkberg Forest Belt site factsheet
Swaziland Malolotja Nature Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Arusha National Park site factsheet
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Livingstone Mountains forests site factsheet
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area site factsheet
Tanzania Mount Rungwe site factsheet
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area site factsheet
Tanzania Nguu Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Njombe forests site factsheet
Tanzania North Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Rubeho Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Ukaguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Uluguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Uvidunda Mountains site factsheet
Zambia Nyika National Park (Zambia) site factsheet
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe) 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
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 500 - 2500 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: Zoothera gurneyi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014.

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 (Hartlaub, 1864)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 424,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change