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Taita Apalis Apalis fuscigularis



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Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(iii,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Critically Endangered because it has a tiny occupied range of c.1.5 km2, within which its montane forest habitat has become severely fragmented and continues to decline in both extent and quality. Its very small population has consequently been fragmented into extremely small subpopulations. Recent surveys suggest that the species has experienced a severe population decline in its remaining habitat and that the population may now be lower than previously estimated. Further study and analyses are required to confirm these findings.



BirdLife Species Guardian: Mwangi Githiru

Population size: 210-430 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 240 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Apalis fuscigularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2016.