White-headed Robin-chat Cossypha heinrichi

Family: Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)

Authority: Rand, 1955

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
To date, this elusive species is known from very few locations, mostly isolated forest fragments where its habitat is severely threatened, and its range and numbers are therefore suspected to be declining. Although future surveys may prove it to be more widespread, it currently qualifies as Vulnerable.

Population size: 6000-15000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 6,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Cossypha heinrichi. Downloaded from on 15/09/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 15/09/2019.