Bush Blackcap Sylvia nigricapillus

Family: Sylviidae (Old World Warblers)

Authority: (Vieillot, 1818)

Red List Category

Criteria: C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a small population, which is threatened by afforestation of its habitat and is inferred to be in decline. Therefore, it has been uplisted to Vulnerable.

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 (2023) Species factsheet: Sylvia nigricapillus. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.