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Long-legged Thicketbird Trichocichla rufa

IUCN Red List Criteria

Critically Endangered  
Endangered
Vulnerable D1 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Endangered
2008 Endangered
2006 Endangered
2004 Data Deficient
2000 Data Deficient
1996 Critically Endangered
1994 Critically Endangered
1988 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) 1,100 medium
Number of locations 2-5 -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 50-249 medium Estimated 2005
Population trend Stable poor -
Number of subpopulations 2-100 - - -
Largest subpopulation 51-250 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -
Population justification: The species is currently known from six sites, and may occur in more. Based on extrapolations from density estimates produced by fieldwork, the population is estimated to number 50-249 mature individuals. This equates to 75-374 individuals in total, rounded here to 70-400 individuals.
Trend justification: Although the species is known from only very few sites no specific threats have been identified and it is not thought to be declining at present, thus the population is suspected to be stable.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Fiji Native Extant      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Fiji Greater Tomaniivi site factsheet
Fiji Rairaimatuku Highlands site factsheet
Fiji Sovi Basin site factsheet
Fiji Viti Levu Southern Highlands site factsheet
Fiji Wailevu/Dreketi Highlands site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major resident
Altitude 300 - 1000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (subsistence/small scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Whole (>90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Ecosystem degradation
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases / Black Rat (Rattus rattus) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Reduced reproductive success
Invasive and other problematic species, genes & diseases Invasive non-native/alien species/diseases / Small Asian Mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Negligible declines Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Reduced reproductive success

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Trichocichla rufa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2014.

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 Endangered
Family Sylviidae (Old World warblers)
Species name author Reichenow, 1890
Population size 50-249 mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,100 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species