Bush Blackcap Sylvia nigricapillus
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Family: Sylviidae (Old World warblers)

Authority: (Vieillot, 1818)

Red List Category

Criteria: C1+2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened because it has a small population, which is threatened by afforestation of its habitat. There is no evidence of a decline, but it may decline in the future, in which case the species may qualify for uplisting to a higher threat category.

Population size: 1000-3300

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 337,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Sylvia nigricapillus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2017.