Bush Blackcap Lioptilus nigricapillus

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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 mature individuals

Population trend: Decreasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 171,000 km2

Country endemic: No

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: Lioptilus nigricapillus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 05/12/2016.