Sierra Leone Prinia Schistolais leontica

Family: Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)

Authority: (Bates, 1930)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(i,ii,iii,v); C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species appears to have a very localised distribution and a small population, which is becoming increasingly fragmented and is likely to be declining owing to habitat loss. It is therefore classified as Vulnerable, although further evaluation of potential population estimates may mean this species may warrant uplisting in the future.

Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 88,800 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Schistolais leontica. Downloaded from on 28/04/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/04/2017.