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Thyolo Alethe Alethe choloensis



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Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
Most of this species's locations within its very small range are under severe pressure from deforestation and forest degradation. These threats are increasing, deforestation is accelerating and much of its remaining habitat is likely to be cleared in the near future. This is likely have led to an ongoing rapid decline in the species's very small and severely fragmented population. The species is therefore listed as Endangered. Further data from its Mozambique range may lead to its downlisting if substantial populations are confirmed in areas of forest which are not under significant immediate threat and the Extent of Occurrence is greater than currently thought.


Population size: 1500-7000 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 4,700 km2

Country endemic: No

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Alethe choloensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2016.