Principe Thrush Turdus xanthorhynchus

Family: Turdidae (Thrushes)

Authority: Salvadori, 1901

Red List Category

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

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Justification of Red List category
This recently-split species is estimated to have an extremely small population, occupying an extremely small range and restricted to a single island which is susceptible to the introduction of alien species. The extent and quality of habitat are in decline, which, together with a plausible threat from hunting, is thought to be driving a continuing decline in the population. For these reasons the species qualifies as Critically Endangered.

Population size: 50-249

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 60 km2

Country endemic: Yes

IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Turdus xanthorhynchus. Downloaded from on 28/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/09/2021.