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Cricket Longtail Spiloptila clamans

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 7 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,710,000 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 Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.3 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common, although uncommon in some areas (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
Burkina Faso Native Extant       Yes
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Chad Native Extant       Yes
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Mali Native Extant       Yes
Mauritania Native Extant       Yes
Niger Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Senegal Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes

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
Chad Fada Archei site factsheet
Chad Lake Chad site factsheet
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim site factsheet
Eritrea Central Plateau (Keren) 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 Télé site factsheet
Mali Tombouctou site factsheet
Mauritania Aftout es Sâheli site factsheet
Mauritania Arâguîb el Jahfa site factsheet
Mauritania El Ghallâouîya site factsheet
Mauritania El Mréiti site factsheet
Mauritania Kediet ej Jill site factsheet
Mauritania Tamreïkat site factsheet
Mauritania Wad Initi site factsheet
Mauritania Wagchogda site factsheet
Niger Dilia de Lagané site factsheet
Niger NNR Aïr - Ténéré site factsheet
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands site factsheet
Senegal Djoudj wetlands site factsheet
Senegal Ferlo North site factsheet
Senegal Ferlo South 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
Sudan Wadi Halfa site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Spiloptila clamans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014.

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 (Temminck, 1828)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,710,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change