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Arnot's Chat Myrmecocichla arnotti



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Myrmecocichla arnotti (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as M. arnoti following Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (1993); Sibley & Monroe (1990, 1993).

 

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.

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

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 40 g
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 4,550,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (del Hoyo et al. 2005).

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


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Angola N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant Yes
Burundi N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Namibia N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant Yes
South Africa N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant Yes
Zimbabwe N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Angola Caconda
Angola Cangandala National Park
Angola Cuango
Angola Cuelei
Angola Luando Strict Nature Reserve
Angola Mount Moco
Angola Mupa National Park
Burundi Rwihinda Lake Managed Nature Reserve
Burundi Ruvubu National Park
Botswana Chobe National Park
Botswana Linyanti swamp/Chobe river
Botswana Okavango Delta
Botswana Makgadikgadi Pans
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Marungu highlands
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Upemba National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kundelungu National Park
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi)
Malawi Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve
Malawi Kasungu National Park
Malawi Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Malawi Ntchisi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Dzalanyama Forest Reserve
Malawi Liwonde National Park
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve
Malawi Lengwe National Park
Mozambique Panda Brachystegia woodlands
Mozambique Headwaters of the Cahora Bassa Dam
Namibia Eastern Caprivi wetlands
Namibia Mahango Game Reserve and Kavango river
Tanzania Katavi National Park
Tanzania Mikumi National Park
Tanzania Ruaha National Park
Tanzania Burigi - Biharamulo Game Reserves
Tanzania Moyowosi - Kigosi Game Reserves
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve
Tanzania Ugalla River Game Reserve
Tanzania Kilombero Valley
Tanzania Lake Rukwa
Tanzania Usangu flats
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania Loazi-Kalambo Forest Reserves and surrounding area
South Africa Kruger National Park and adjacent areas
Zambia Hillwood
Zambia West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area
Zambia Sioma Ngwezi National Park
Zambia Machile
Zambia Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and Batoka Gorge
Zambia Nkanga River Conservation Area
Zambia Kafue Flats
Zambia Kafue National Park
Zambia Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage
Zambia North Swaka
Zambia Chisamba
Zambia Lower Zambezi National Park
Zambia South Luangwa National Park
Zambia North Luangwa National Park
Zambia Lukususi National Park
Zambia Shiwa Ng'andu
Zambia Lavushi Manda National Park
Zambia Kasanka National Park
Zambia Kalungwishi
Zambia Jimbe Drainage
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley
Zimbabwe Hwange National Park
Zimbabwe Chizarira National Park
Zimbabwe Middle Zambezi Valley
Zimbabwe Mavuradonha Mountains
Zambia Lusenga Plain National Park
Zambia Mutinondo Wilderness
Zambia Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area
Zambia Wonder Gorge
Burundi Kigwena Forest Nature Reserve
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountain Range

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Savanna Dry major resident
Altitude 0 - 1750 m Occasional altitudinal limits (max) 1840 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Myrmecocichla arnotti. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2020.