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Kurrichane Thrush Turdus libonyanus

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) 4,390,000 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 Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common to locally uncommon and rare at the edge of its range at higher elevations (del Hoyo et al. 2005).
Trend justification: The population trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the impacts of habitat modification on population sizes.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola Native Extant      
Botswana Native Extant      
Burundi Native Extant      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant      
Lesotho Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Malawi Native Extant      
Mozambique Native Extant      
Namibia 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 Caconda site factsheet
Angola Cameia National Park site factsheet
Angola Cangandala National Park site factsheet
Angola Cuelei site factsheet
Angola Gabela site factsheet
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Angola Luia site factsheet
Angola Mount Moco site factsheet
Angola Tundavala site factsheet
Botswana Chobe National Park site factsheet
Botswana Linyanti swamp/Chobe river site factsheet
Botswana Makgadikgadi Pans site factsheet
Botswana Okavango Delta site factsheet
Botswana South-east Botswana site factsheet
Malawi Dzalanyama Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Kasungu National Park site factsheet
Malawi Lake shore Forest Reserves site factsheet
Malawi Lengwe National Park site factsheet
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Liwonde National Park site factsheet
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Mtangatanga and Perekezi Forest Reserves site factsheet
Malawi Namizimu Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi) site factsheet
Malawi South Viphya Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Thyolo tea estates site factsheet
Malawi Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Changelane river gorge site factsheet
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique) site factsheet
Mozambique Gorongosa Mountain and National Park site factsheet
Mozambique Maputo Special Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Panda Brachystegia woodlands site factsheet
Namibia Eastern Caprivi wetlands site factsheet
Namibia Etosha National Park site factsheet
Namibia Mahango Game Reserve and Kavango river site factsheet
Namibia Tsumkwe pan system site factsheet
South Africa Amersfoort - Bethal - Carolina District site factsheet
South Africa Blouberg site factsheet
South Africa Blue Swallow Natural Heritage Site site factsheet
South Africa Blyde River Canyon site factsheet
South Africa Chrissie Pans site factsheet
South Africa Golden Gate Highlands National Park site factsheet
South Africa Grasslands 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 Mac-Mac Escarpment and Forests site factsheet
South Africa Magaliesberg 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 Nyl River Floodplain site factsheet
South Africa Pilanesberg National Park site factsheet
South Africa Polokwane Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Soutpansberg site factsheet
South Africa Steenkampsberg site factsheet
South Africa UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park site factsheet
South Africa Umlalazi Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Waterberg System site factsheet
Swaziland Hlane and Mlawula Game Reserves site factsheet
Swaziland Malolotja Nature Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Handeni District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Katavi National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Kilombero Valley site factsheet
Tanzania Kisarawe District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area site factsheet
Tanzania Mikumi National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Moyowosi - Kigosi Game Reserves site factsheet
Tanzania Nguu Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Ruaha National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Ukaguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Umalila Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Usangu flats site factsheet
Zambia Bangweulu Swamps site factsheet
Zambia Chisamba site factsheet
Zambia Chitunta Plain site factsheet
Zambia Hillwood site factsheet
Zambia Jimbe Drainage site factsheet
Zambia Kafue Flats site factsheet
Zambia Kafue National Park site factsheet
Zambia Kalungwishi site factsheet
Zambia Kasanka National Park site factsheet
Zambia Lavushi Manda National Park site factsheet
Zambia Lukanga Swamp site factsheet
Zambia Lusenga Plain National Park site factsheet
Zambia Machile site factsheet
Zambia Mafinga Mountains site factsheet
Zambia Mbulo Forest site factsheet
Zambia Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and Batoka Gorge site factsheet
Zambia Mutinondo Wilderness site factsheet
Zambia Mutulanganga site factsheet
Zambia Nkanga River Conservation Area site factsheet
Zambia North Swaka site factsheet
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu site factsheet
Zambia Simungoma site factsheet
Zambia Source of the Zambezi site factsheet
Zambia South Luangwa National Park site factsheet
Zambia Uningi Pans site factsheet
Zambia West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area site factsheet
Zambia Wonder Gorge site factsheet
Zimbabwe Banti Forest Reserve site factsheet
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe) site factsheet
Zimbabwe Hwange National Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Matobo Hills site factsheet
Zimbabwe Mavuradonha Mountains site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains site factsheet
Zimbabwe Robert McIlwaine Recreational Park site factsheet
Zimbabwe Stapleford Forest site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2200 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: Turdus libonyanus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/07/2014.

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 (Smith, 1836)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 4,390,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions