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Sharpe's Akalat Sheppardia sharpei

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 14.7 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 93,000 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) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as frequent to locally common (del Hoyo et al. 2005).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and predation by introduced species.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Zambia Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi) site factsheet
Malawi Uzumara Forest Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Livingstone Mountains forests site factsheet
Tanzania Mount Rungwe site factsheet
Tanzania Nguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Njombe forests site factsheet
Tanzania Rubeho Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania South Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Uluguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Umalila Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Uvidunda Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Zambia Mafinga Mountains site factsheet
Zambia Nyika National Park (Zambia) site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Sheppardia sharpei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2014.

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 Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author (Shelley, 1903)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 93,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change