Current view: Data table and detailed info
Sylvia abyssinica and S. atriceps (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) were previously lumped as Pseudoalcippe abyssinica following Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (1993).
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.
Red List criteria met
Red List history
IUCN Red list criteria met and history
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Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and fragmentation (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Sylvia atriceps. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/ruwenzori-hill-babbler-sylvia-atriceps on 06/06/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org on 06/06/2023.