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White-rumped Babbler Turdoides leucopygia

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 694,000 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 Stable -
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 uncommon in east Sudan, fairly common in south-east Sudan and frequent to common in the Ethiopian highlands (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any current declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Eritrea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Somalia Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant        
Zambia Unknown Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Eritrea Arboroba escarpment site factsheet
Eritrea Asmara escarpment site factsheet
Eritrea Danakil lowlands site factsheet
Eritrea Ghinda site factsheet
Eritrea Gulf of Zula site factsheet
Eritrea Massawa coast site factsheet
Eritrea Semenawi Bahri site factsheet
Eritrea Senafe site factsheet
Eritrea Southern Plateau: Furrus site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river site factsheet
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit site factsheet
Ethiopia Abijatta - Shalla Lakes National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Awash National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Eastern Hararghe (Harar-Wabi Shebelle) site factsheet
Ethiopia Lake Chew Bahir site factsheet
Ethiopia Mankubsa - Welenso forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Nechisar National Park and surroundings site factsheet
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary site factsheet
Somalia Boorama plains site factsheet
Somalia Gacan Libaax site factsheet
South Sudan Boma site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 1250 - 2450 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Turdoides leucopygia. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014.

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 Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)
Species name author (Rüppell, 1840)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 694,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change