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Brown Emu-tail Dromaeocercus brunneus

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/Near Threatened
1988 Near Threatened

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency High
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 52,400
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) 3.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally fairly common to abundant (del Hoyo et al. 2006).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Madagascar Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Madagascar Andohahela National Park: Parcel I site factsheet
Madagascar Andringitra National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Anjanaharibe Sud Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Anjozorobe SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Ankeniheny-Lakato Future SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Bidia Classified Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Kalambatritra Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Mantadia National Park and Analamazaotra Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Marojejy National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Marotandrano Special Reserve site factsheet
Madagascar Onive Classified Forest site factsheet
Madagascar Ranomafana National Park site factsheet
Madagascar Tsaratanana Strict Nature Reserve and surrounding areas site factsheet
Madagascar Zafimaniry Classified Forest Future SAPM site factsheet
Madagascar Zahamena National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 500 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Unknown Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Unknown Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Dromaeocercus brunneus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014.

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 Sylviidae (Old World warblers)
Species name author Sharpe, 1877
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 52,400 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species