Aberdare Cisticola Cisticola aberdare

Family: Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)

Authority: Lynes, 1930

Red List Category

Criteria: A2c+3c+4c; B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
Within this species' very small range, much of its habitat is probably being lost rapidly and becoming severely fragmented, owing to agricultural development and intensified livestock production. A re-assessment of its extent of occurrence using a Minimum Convex Polygon means it no longer meets the threshold for listing as Endangered, but with the newly calculated range size and the rapid rate of decline the species still warrants listing as Vulnerable.

Population size: unknown

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 5,500 km2

Country endemic: yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cisticola aberdare. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.