Drakensberg Rockjumper Chaetops aurantius

Family: Chaetopidae (Rockjumpers)

Authority: Layard, 1867

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bc+3bc+4bc

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Justification of Red List category
Data from Southern African Bird Atlas Projects suggests that this species is experiencing at least a moderately rapid decline, but there is uncertainty over the rate of decline. Therefore, this species is now listed as Near Threatened, but further information regarding population trends may mean that the Red List status requires re-evaluation.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 174,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Chaetops aurantius. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/drakensberg-rockjumper-chaetops-aurantius on 04/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/03/2024.