Sokoke Pipit Anthus sokokensis

Family: Motacillidae (Pipits and Wagtails)

Authority: van Someren, 1921

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Endangered because it has a very small range, within which the total area of its forest habitat is declining owing to clearance for cultivation and intensive charcoal production. Furthermore, the remaining habitat is becoming more fragmented, and the quality of habitat at most sites is declining owing to logging and pole-cutting.

Population size: 1600-3400 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 2,300 km2

Country endemic: no

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Anthus sokokensis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/sokoke-pipit-anthus-sokokensis on 05/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 05/12/2023.