Iringa Akalat Sheppardia lowei

Family: Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers and Chats)

Authority: (Grant & Mackworth-Praed, 1941)

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
Although the majority of this species's population occurs within protected areas, it has a small range (being known from less than 10 locations) and is probably declining owing to alteration, clearance and fragmentation of its forest habitat at the extremities of its range. It is therefore considered Vulnerable.

Population size: 6000-15000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,700 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Sheppardia lowei. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.