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Rudd's Apalis Apalis ruddi

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 Near Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass 9.8 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 159,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.7 - - -
Population justification: The populations of this species are crudely estimated to number more than 10,000 individuals in southern Mozambique, 1,000 in Swaziland, in excess of 7,000 in KwaZulu-Natal and 4,750 in the north-eastern Kruger National Park, South Africa.
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
Malawi Native Extant Yes      
Mozambique Native Extant Yes      
South Africa Native Extant Yes      
Swaziland Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Malawi Lengwe National Park site factsheet
Mozambique Changelane river gorge site factsheet
Mozambique Maputo Special Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Pomene site factsheet
South Africa Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park site factsheet
South Africa Kosi Bay system site factsheet
South Africa Lake Sibaya site factsheet
South Africa Lake St Lucia and Mkuze Swamps site factsheet
South Africa Mkuzi Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Ndumo Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Pongolapoort Nature Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

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

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Whole (>90%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Apalis ruddi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014.

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 Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)
Species name author Grant, 1908
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 159,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change