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Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler Phylloscopus ruficapilla

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 High
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 424,000 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 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 common (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
Kenya Native Extant      
Lesotho Native Extant      
Malawi Native Extant      
Mozambique Native Extant      
South Africa Native Extant      
Swaziland Native Extant      
Tanzania Native Extant      
Zambia Native Extant      
Zimbabwe Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Misuku Hills Forest Reserves site factsheet
Malawi Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi) site factsheet
Malawi South Viphya Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Thyolo Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Thyolo tea estates site factsheet
Malawi Uzumara Forest Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique) site factsheet
Mozambique Gorongosa Mountain and National Park site factsheet
Mozambique Mount Chiperone site factsheet
Mozambique Mount Mabu site factsheet
Mozambique Mount Namuli site factsheet
South Africa Alexandria coastal belt site factsheet
South Africa Amatole Forest Complex site factsheet
South Africa Blue Swallow Natural Heritage Site site factsheet
South Africa Blyde River Canyon site factsheet
South Africa Dwesa and Cwebe Nature Reserves site factsheet
South Africa Entumeni Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Grasslands site factsheet
South Africa Impendle Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Ithala Game Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Karkloof Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Katberg - Readsdale forest complex site factsheet
South Africa Kouga - Baviaanskloof Complex site factsheet
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Mistbelt Forests site factsheet
South Africa Mac-Mac Escarpment and Forests site factsheet
South Africa Mkambati Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Outeniqua mountains site factsheet
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Southern Langeberg mountains site factsheet
South Africa Soutpansberg site factsheet
South Africa Tsitsikamma National Park site factsheet
South Africa UKhahlamba Drakensberg Park site factsheet
South Africa Umtamvuna Nature Reserve site factsheet
South Africa Wilderness - Sedgefield Lakes Complex site factsheet
South Africa Wolkberg Forest Belt site factsheet
Swaziland Mahamba Mountain site factsheet
Swaziland Malolotja Nature Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Livingstone Mountains forests site factsheet
Tanzania Mahali Mountain National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Mikumi National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Nguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Nguu Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Rubeho Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania South Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Uluguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Umalila Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Uvidunda Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Zambia Mafinga Mountains site factsheet
Zimbabwe Banti Forest Reserve site factsheet
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe) site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chirinda Forest site factsheet
Zimbabwe Haroni - Rusitu junction and Botanical Reserves site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains site factsheet
Zimbabwe Stapleford Forest site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 0 - 2350 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Phylloscopus ruficapilla. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014.

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 (Sundevall, 1850)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 424,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions