LC
Red-pate Cisticola Cisticola ruficeps



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

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 Not Recognised
Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,550,000 medium
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) 4.2 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (del Hoyo et al. 2006).

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
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Central African Republic N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Uganda N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Cameroon Kalamaloué National Park
Cameroon Logone flood-plain
Cameroon Waza National Park
Cameroon Lake Maga
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit
Ethiopia Gambella National Park
Ghana Mole National Park
Mali Sirakoroni - Tyènfala
Nigeria Chad Basin National Park: Chingurmi - Duguma Sector
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity
Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands
Nigeria Sambisa Game Reserve
Nigeria Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves
Sudan En Nahud
Sudan Dinder
Sudan Lake Kundi
South Sudan Ashana
South Sudan Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system)
South Sudan Bandingilo
South Sudan Juba
South Sudan Kidepo
Chad Ouadi Rimé - Ouadi Achim
Chad Zakouma National Park
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park
Uganda Ajai Wildlife Reserve
Uganda Mount Kei Forest Reserve
Uganda Mount Otzi Forest Reserve
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 900 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Cisticola ruficeps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/12/2021.