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Forest Scrub-robin Erythropygia leucosticta

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) 995,000 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 reported to be uncommon to frequent (Keith et al. 1992).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola Native Extant       Yes
Burkina Faso Unknown Extant        
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant        
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Chongoroi site factsheet
Angola Gabela site factsheet
Angola Quiçama site factsheet
Central African Republic Zémongo Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Maiko National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Azagny National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Mopri Forest Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Tai National Park and Nzo Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves site factsheet
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park site factsheet
Ghana Bia National Park and Resource Reserve site factsheet
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wologizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wonegizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Zwedru site factsheet
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Tingi Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Western Area Peninsula Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Semliki National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude 40 - 1600 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Erythropygia leucosticta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/10/2014.

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 Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author (Sharpe, 1883)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 995,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change