LC
Abyssinian Slaty-flycatcher Melaenornis chocolatinus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Melaenornis chocolatinus (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Dioptrornis chocolatinus.

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 589,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon to common (Urban et al. 1997).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Eritrea Senafe
Ethiopia Simien Mountains National Park
Ethiopia Yegof forest
Ethiopia Borana-Saynt (Denkoro Forest)
Ethiopia Awi Zone
Ethiopia Finchaa and Chomen swamps
Ethiopia Berga floodplain
Ethiopia Entoto Natural Park and escarpment
Ethiopia Sululta plain
Ethiopia Chilimo-Gaji forest
Ethiopia Gefersa reservoir
Ethiopia Menagesha State Forest
Ethiopia Jibat forest
Ethiopia Tiro Boter - Becho forest
Ethiopia Mount Zuquala
Ethiopia Mugo highlands
Ethiopia Metu - Gore - Tepi forests
Ethiopia Bonga forest
Ethiopia Bale Mountains National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude major resident
Altitude 1800 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Melaenornis chocolatinus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022.