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Dusky Babbler Turdoides tenebrosa

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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 322,000 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) 8.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common to rare (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Lake Ashenge site factsheet
Ethiopia Mago National Park site factsheet
South Sudan Bandingilo site factsheet
South Sudan Bengangai site factsheet
South Sudan Boma site factsheet
South Sudan Nimule site factsheet
Uganda Mount Kei Forest Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist major resident
Altitude 600 - 1200 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Turdoides tenebrosa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014.

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 Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)
Species name author (Hartlaub, 1883)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 322,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change