Family: Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)
Authority: van Someren, 1920
Red List Category
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Justification of Red List category
The range of this species is small and fragmented, with ongoing habitat loss and degradation believed to be causing an ongoing population decline. For these reasons the species qualifies as Near Threatened.
While it was previously listed as Endangered, the establishment of the use of a Minimum Convex Polygon for the calculation of the species's extent of occurrence (EOO) means that the species does not, and would not have previously qualified as Endangered. However, new population size and occupancy data are a priority and if the population is smaller and more restricted than previously thought, the species will require reassessment.
Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident):
Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome