VU
Knysna Warbler Bradypterus sylvaticus



Family: Locustellidae ()

Authority: Sundevall, 1860

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
This rarely seen species is classified as Vulnerable because it has a small, severely fragmented range and population, which are suspected to be undergoing a continuing decline owing to the loss and degradation of suitable habitat. In 1992, it was reported to be extremely numerous and under no threat, but recent information indicates otherwise.



Population size: 2500-9999

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 123,000 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Bradypterus sylvaticus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.