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Abyssinian Longclaw Macronyx flavicollis

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) C2a(ii) 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Near Threatened
2008 Near Threatened
2004 Near Threatened
2000 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1994 Lower Risk/Near Threatened
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type continent
Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 371,000 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) 4.2 - - -
Population justification: The population size of this species has not been quantified; it was considered uncommon in the 1990s.
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 Resident
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Ethiopia Ankober - Debre Sina escarpment site factsheet
Ethiopia Awi Zone site factsheet
Ethiopia Bale Mountains National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Berga floodplain site factsheet
Ethiopia Chilimo-Gaji forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Choke mountains site factsheet
Ethiopia Dilu Meda (Tefki) site factsheet
Ethiopia Gefersa reservoir site factsheet
Ethiopia Guassa Plateau (Menz) site factsheet
Ethiopia Gudo plain site factsheet
Ethiopia Jibat forest site factsheet
Ethiopia Koffe swamp site factsheet
Ethiopia Metu - Gore - Tepi forests site factsheet
Ethiopia Mugo highlands site factsheet
Ethiopia Simien Mountains National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Sululta plain site factsheet
Ethiopia Tiro Boter - Becho forest site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major resident
Altitude 1200 - 3000 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 4100 m

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Agriculture & aquaculture Livestock farming & ranching / Small-holder grazing, ranching or farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Macronyx flavicollis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2014.

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 Near Threatened
Family Motacillidae (Wagtails and pipits)
Species name author Rüppell, 1840
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 371,000 km2
Country endemic? Yes
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change