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Black Scrub-robin Cercotrichas podobe

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass 25.3 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,790,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 3,940,000
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 Stable -
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 fairly common across the Sahel, very common across central Sudan and common in central Yemen (del Hoyo et al. 2005).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Bahrain Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Burkina Faso Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Chad Native Extant      
Djibouti Native Extant      
Egypt Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Eritrea Native Extant      
Ethiopia Native Extant      
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant      
Israel Native Extant      
Jordan Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Kuwait Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Mali Native Extant      
Mauritania Native Extant      
Niger Native Extant      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Oman Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Qatar Native Extant   Yes Yes
Saudi Arabia Native Extant      
Senegal Native Extant      
Somalia Native Extant      
Sudan Native Extant      
United Arab Emirates Vagrant Extant   Yes  
Yemen Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Burkina Faso Béli River site factsheet
Burkina Faso Lake Oursi - Lake Darkoye site factsheet
Cameroon Kalamaloué National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Lake Maga site factsheet
Cameroon Logone flood-plain site factsheet
Cameroon Waza National Park site factsheet
Chad Fada Archei site factsheet
Chad Lake Chad site factsheet
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim site factsheet
Djibouti Dôda site factsheet
Djibouti Forêt de Day site factsheet
Djibouti Mabla site factsheet
Eritrea Central Plateau: Keren site factsheet
Eritrea Danakil lowlands site factsheet
Eritrea Dehalak Archipelago and offshore islands site factsheet
Eritrea Ghinda site factsheet
Eritrea Gulf of Zula site factsheet
Eritrea Mareb escarpment site factsheet
Eritrea Massawa coast site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit site factsheet
Mali Ag Oua - Ag Arbech site factsheet
Mali Falaise de Bandiagara site factsheet
Mali Lac Débo - Lac Oualado Débo site factsheet
Mali Lac Fati site factsheet
Mali Lac Télé site factsheet
Mali Tombouctou site factsheet
Mauritania Aftout es Sâheli site factsheet
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa site factsheet
Mauritania Diawling National Park site factsheet
Mauritania Ibi (Graret el Frass) site factsheet
Mauritania Wad Initi site factsheet
Mauritania Wagchogda site factsheet
Niger 'W' National Park site factsheet
Niger Dallol Boboye site factsheet
Niger Dilia de Lagané site factsheet
Niger Makalondi district site factsheet
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré site factsheet
Nigeria Chad Basin National Park: Chingurmi - Duguma Sector site factsheet
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands site factsheet
Nigeria Sambisa Game Reserve site factsheet
Saudi Arabia Al-Habrow al-Arabi site factsheet
Senegal Djoudj wetlands site factsheet
Senegal Ferlo North site factsheet
Senegal Ferlo South site factsheet
Senegal Guembeul Avifaunal Reserve and St Louis lagoons site factsheet
Senegal Ndiaël basin (including the 'Trois Marigots') site factsheet
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll) site factsheet
Sudan En Nahud site factsheet
Sudan Jebel Marra site factsheet
Sudan Lake Kundi site factsheet
Sudan Um Badr lake site factsheet
Yemen Al-Kadan area site factsheet
Yemen Al-Murah site factsheet
Yemen Wadi Mawr - Al-Zuhrah site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 1600 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Cercotrichas podobe. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/04/2014.

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 (M
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,790,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions