LC
Fischer's Greenbul Phyllastrephus fischeri



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.
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
- - -

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 -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 726,000 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 estimated -
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) 4.5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common and abundant over much of its range, although possibly extinct in Somalia (del Hoyo et al. 2005).

Trend justification: The population is estimated to be in decline following the possible extinction of the species in Somalia (del Hoyo et al. 2005).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Kenya N Extant Yes
Mozambique N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Kenya Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
Kenya Boni and Dodori National Reserves
Kenya Diani Forest
Kenya Dzombo Hill Forest
Kenya Gede Ruins National Monument
Kenya Lower Tana River Forests
Kenya Marenji Forest
Kenya Mrima Hill Forest
Kenya Shimba Hills
Kenya Tana River Delta
Mozambique Mount Namuli
Mozambique Njesi plateau
Somalia Far Waamo
Tanzania Bagamoyo District Coastal Forests
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains
Tanzania Handeni District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Kilombero Valley
Tanzania Kilwa District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Kisarawe District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Lindi District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Mikumi National Park
Tanzania Mtwara District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Pande Game Reserve and Dondwe Coastal Forests
Tanzania Pangani District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Rufiji District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Species factsheet: Phyllastrephus fischeri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2017. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2017) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/11/2017.