LC
Chorister Robin-chat Cossypha dichroa



Taxonomy

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
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 Medium
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 653,000 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 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 5.4 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but it has been described as 'generally common' (Collar 2017) and 'common or locally abundant' (Clement and Rose 2015).

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
Eswatini N Extant Yes
South Africa N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Eswatini Malolotja Nature Reserve
South Africa Soutpansberg
South Africa Wolkberg Forest Belt
South Africa Blyde River Canyon
South Africa Mac-Mac Escarpment and Forests
South Africa Kaapsehoop
South Africa Songimvelo Nature Reserve
South Africa Grasslands
South Africa Kosi Bay system
South Africa Mkuzi Game Reserve
South Africa Lake St Lucia and Mkuze Swamps
South Africa Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park
South Africa Umlalazi Nature Reserve
South Africa Maloti Drakensberg Park
South Africa Ngoye Forest Reserve
South Africa Entumeni Nature Reserve
South Africa Dhlinza Forest Nature Reserve
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Mistbelt Forests
South Africa Karkloof Nature Reserve
South Africa Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve
South Africa Umtamvuna Nature Reserve
South Africa Mkhambati Nature Reserve
South Africa Dwesa-Cwebe Nature Reserve
South Africa Katberg - Readsdale forest complex
South Africa Amatole Forest Complex
South Africa Woody Cape Section: Addo Elephant National Park
South Africa Tsitsikama - Plettenberg Bay
South Africa Outeniqua mountains
South Africa Wilderness - Sedgefield Lakes Complex

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact
Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Climate change & severe weather Habitat shifting & alteration Timing Scope Severity Impact
Future Whole (>90%) Unknown Unknown
Stresses
Indirect ecosystem effects, Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Cossypha dichroa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.