Yellow-throated Apalis Apalis flavigularis

Family: Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)

Authority: Shelley, 1893

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Endangered as it has a very small and severely fragmented range, along the perimeter of which its forest habitat is being rapidly degraded and destroyed.  Although the current population may prove to be significantly larger than previously realised, the granting of a mining concession covering the whole of Mt Mulanje in late 2011 could have disastrous implications for the future survival of the species.

Population size: 1500-7000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 1,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Apalis flavigularis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.