LC
Sahel Bush-sparrow Gymnoris dentata



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Gymnoris dentata (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously placed in the genus Petronia following Dowsett & Forbes-Watson (1993); Sibley & Monroe (1990, 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.
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
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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 Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass 18 g
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 7,800,000
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 7,500,000
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 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 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common (Clement 1999).

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
Benin N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant Yes
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Central African Republic N Extant Yes
Chad N Extant Yes
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant Yes
Eritrea N Extant Yes
Ethiopia N Extant Yes
Gambia N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Guinea N Extant Yes
Guinea-Bissau N Extant Yes
Mali N Extant Yes
Mauritania N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant Yes
Sierra Leone N Extant Yes
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Togo N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant Yes
Yemen N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou forest
Burkina Faso Kaboré Tambi - Nazinga - Sissili complex
Burkina Faso Lake Kompienga
Burkina Faso Arli - W - Singou complex
Benin W du Bénin National Park
Benin Pendjari National Park
Central African Republic Manovo - Gounda - St Floris National Park complex
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Cameroon Logone flood-plain
Cameroon Waza National Park
Cameroon Lake Maga
Cameroon Mayo-Louti Forest Reserve
Cameroon Gashiga - Demsa
Cameroon Bénoué National Park
Cameroon Faro National Park
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park
Eritrea Western Plain: Barka river
Eritrea Gulf of Zula
Eritrea Western Plain: Gash - Setit
Eritrea Mareb escarpment
Ethiopia Fogera plains
Ethiopia Bahir Dar - Lake Tana
Ethiopia Jemma and Jara valleys
Ethiopia Aliyu Amba - Dulecha
Ethiopia Bishoftu lake
Ethiopia Koka dam and Lake Gelila
Ethiopia Gambella National Park
Ghana Damongo Scarp Forest Reserve
Ghana Gambaga Scarp (East) Forest Reserve
Ghana Mole National Park
Ghana Tankwidi Forest Reserve
Gambia Kiang West National Park
Gambia Birufu - Darsilami area
Guinea Badiar
Guinea Nialama
Guinea Chutes de la Sala
Guinea Mafou
Guinea Kabitaï
Guinea Grandes Chutes
Guinea-Bissau Dulombi
Guinea-Bissau Lagoas de Cufada
Guinea-Bissau Rio Tombali, Rio Cumbijã and Ilha de Melo
Mali Falaise de Bandiagara
Mali Boucle du Baoulé
Mali Sirakoroni - Tyènfala
Niger 'W' National Park
Niger Makalondi district
Niger Dallol Boboye
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Chad Basin National Park: Chingurmi - Duguma Sector
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park
Nigeria Lower Kaduna - Middle Niger flood-plain
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity
Nigeria Yankari Game Reserve
Nigeria Kainji Lake National Park
Nigeria Amurum woodlands (Taboru)
Nigeria Hadejia-Nguru wetlands
Nigeria Kamuku National Park
Nigeria Assop Falls and hills
Nigeria Sambisa Game Reserve
Nigeria Falgore and Lame Burra Game Reserves
Nigeria Sunvit Farm
Sudan Dinder
Sudan Lake Kundi
South Sudan Radom
South Sudan Ashana
South Sudan Sudd (Bahr-el-Jebel system)
South Sudan Southern National Park
South Sudan Bandingilo
South Sudan Juba
South Sudan Imatong mountains
South Sudan Kidepo
South Sudan Nimule
Senegal River Sénégal (Ntiagar to Richard-Toll)
Senegal Ferlo North
Senegal Delta du Saloum
Chad Binder - Léré
Chad Manda National Park
Togo Oti Valley Faunal Reserve
Togo Kéran National Park
Yemen Mahwit
Yemen Al-Kadan area
Yemen High mountains of Ibb
Yemen Ta'izz wadis
Ghana Gbele Resource Reserve
Ghana Kalakpa Resource Reserve
Ghana Kyabobo National Park
Ghana Digya National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Desert Hot suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Savanna Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Altitude 250 - 1900 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Gymnoris dentata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2022.