LC
Blackcap Babbler Turdoides reinwardtii



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Turdoides reinwardtii (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as T. reinwardii.

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.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
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
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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 -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,700,000 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) 8.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon to fairly common across its range (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 Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Benin N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Central African Republic N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant Yes
Gambia N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant Yes
Guinea-Bissau N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone N Extant Yes
Togo N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Benin Ouémé river basin
Benin Pendjari National Park
Burkina Faso Arli - W - Singou complex
Burkina Faso Bérégadougou hill
Burkina Faso Kaboré Tambi - Nazinga - Sissili complex
Burkina Faso Mare aux Hippopotames
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou forest
Cameroon Bénoué National Park
Cameroon Faro National Park
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch
Cameroon Tchabal-Mbabo
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex
Central African Republic Bozoum
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park
Chad Manda National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park
Gambia Kiang West National Park
Gambia Prufu - Darsilami area
Ghana Mole National Park
Guinea Badiar
Guinea Balandougou
Guinea Chutes de la Sala
Guinea Gangan Foret Classe
Guinea Grandes Chutes
Guinea Kabitaï
Guinea Mafou
Guinea-Bissau Dulombi
Guinea-Bissau Lagoas de Cufada
Guinea-Bissau Rio Cacheu
Guinea-Bissau Rio Tombali, Rio Cumbijã and Ilha de Melo
Mali Boucle du Baoulé
Mali Sirakoroni - Tyènfala
Niger Makalondi district
Nigeria Amurum woodlands (Taboru)
Nigeria Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Kainji Lake National Park
Nigeria Ngel-Nyaki Forest Reserve
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park
Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve
Senegal Delta du Saloum
Senegal Parc National de Basse Casamance
Senegal Parc National du Niokolo-Koba
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll)
Togo Kéran National Park
Togo Oti Valley Faunal Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1000 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Turdoides reinwardtii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/10/2019.