Socotra Cisticola Cisticola haesitatus

Family: Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)

Authority: (Sclater & Hartlaub, 1881)

Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a very small extent of occurrence on a single island. However, there is no evidence for any recent decline in population or range, despite its restriction to dense dwarf-shrubland on lowland plains, a patchily distributed habitat that is moderately susceptible to future agricultural or infrastructural development. It therefore qualifies as Near Threatened.

Population size: 6000

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,600 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Cisticola haesitatus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/05/2022.