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Sharpe's Pied-babbler Turdoides sharpei

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) 481,000 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 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and widespread in Rwanda and Burundi (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
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve site factsheet
Burundi Kibira National Park site factsheet
Burundi Rusizi National Park site factsheet
Burundi Ruvubu National Park site factsheet
Burundi Rwihinda Lake Managed Nature Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park site factsheet
Kenya Dunga swamp site factsheet
Kenya Koguta swamp site factsheet
Kenya Mount Elgon (Kenya) site factsheet
Kenya Sio Port swamp site factsheet
Kenya Yala swamp complex site factsheet
Rwanda Akagera National Park site factsheet
Rwanda Akanyaru wetlands site factsheet
Rwanda Nyabarongo wetlands site factsheet
Tanzania Burigi - Biharamulo Game Reserves site factsheet
Tanzania Kagera swamps site factsheet
Tanzania Minziro Forest Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Rubondo Island National Park site factsheet
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Lake Mburo National Park site factsheet
Uganda Lake Nakuwa site factsheet
Uganda Lake Opeta site factsheet
Uganda Lutembe Bay site factsheet
Uganda Lutoboka point (Ssese islands) site factsheet
Uganda Mabamba Bay site factsheet
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park site factsheet
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park site factsheet
Uganda Nabugabo wetland site factsheet
Uganda Nyamuriro swamp site factsheet
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George site factsheet
Uganda Sango Bay area site factsheet
Uganda Semliki reserves site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 1000 - 2425 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Turdoides sharpei. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/08/2014.

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 (Reichenow, 1891)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 481,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change