LC
Eastern Mountain Greenbul Arizelocichla nigriceps



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Arizelocichla nigriceps, A. chlorigula, A. neumanni and A. fusciceps (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as Andropadus nigriceps following Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (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
2016 Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status altitudinal migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type Average mass 37 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 768,000
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Stable 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) 3.7 - - -

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

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Burundi N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burundi Kibira National Park
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lendu Plateau
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Kabobo
Kenya Aberdare Mountains
Kenya Kikuyu Escarpment forest
Kenya Mount Kenya
Kenya Taita Hills Forests
Kenya Cherangani Hills
Kenya Mau forest complex
Kenya South Nguruman
Kenya Mount Elgon (Kenya)
Rwanda Volcans National Park
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park
Tanzania Arusha National Park and vicinity
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania Lake Manyara
Tanzania Mahali Mountain National Park
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania North Pare Mountains
Tanzania South Pare Mountains
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains
Uganda Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park
Uganda Kibale National Park
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical High Altitude suitable resident
Altitude 1350 - 3300 m Occasional altitudinal limits (min) 700 m

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Arizelocichla nigriceps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/06/2022.