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Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps

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 Not Recognised

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) 2,440,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.2 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (del Hoyo et al. 2006).
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 Resident
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Chad Native Extant       Yes
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant        
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cameroon Kalamaloué National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Lake Maga site factsheet
Cameroon Logone flood-plain site factsheet
Cameroon Waza National Park site factsheet
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex site factsheet
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim site factsheet
Chad Zakouma National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit site factsheet
Ethiopia Gambella National Park site factsheet
Ghana Mole National Park site factsheet
Mali Sirakoroni - Tyènfala site factsheet
Nigeria Chad Basin National Park: Chingurmi - Duguma Sector site factsheet
Nigeria Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves site factsheet
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands site factsheet
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves site factsheet
Nigeria Sambisa Game Reserve site factsheet
Nigeria Yankari National Park site factsheet
South Sudan Ashana site factsheet
South Sudan Bandingilo site factsheet
South Sudan Juba site factsheet
South Sudan Kidepo site factsheet
South Sudan Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system) site factsheet
Sudan Dinder site factsheet
Sudan En Nahud site factsheet
Sudan Lake Kundi site factsheet
Uganda Ajai Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mount Kei Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Mount Otzi Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 900 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Cisticola ruficeps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014.

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 Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)
Species name author (Cretzschmar, 1827)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,440,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species