LC
Black-lored Babbler Turdoides sharpei



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

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 -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 749,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend decreasing - suspected -
Generation length 8.8 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and widespread in Rwanda and Burundi (del Hoyo et al. 2007).

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


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Burundi extant native yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the extant native yes
Kenya extant native yes
Rwanda extant native yes
Tanzania extant native yes
Uganda extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burundi Rwihinda Lake Managed Nature Reserve
Burundi Ruvubu National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Kenya Dunga swamp
Kenya Koguta swamp
Kenya Yala swamp complex
Kenya Sio Port swamp
Rwanda Akagera National Park
Rwanda Nyabarongo wetlands
Rwanda Akanyaru wetlands
Tanzania Rubondo Island National Park
Tanzania Burigi - Biharamulo Game Reserves
Tanzania Kagera swamps
Tanzania Minziro Forest Reserve
Uganda Nyamuriro swamp
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George
Uganda Lake Mburo National Park
Uganda Sango Bay area
Uganda Nabugabo wetland
Uganda Mabamba Bay
Uganda Lutembe Bay
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda Lake Nakuwa
Uganda Lake Opeta

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 1000 - 2425 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Turdoides sharpei. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/black-lored-babbler-turdoides-sharpei on 04/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 04/03/2024.