Sao Tome Short-tail Amaurocichla bocagii

Family: Motacillidae (Pipits and Wagtails)

Authority: Sharpe, 1892

Red List Category

Criteria: D1

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable because it is thought to have a small population given the limited area of suitable habitat available to it. It has recently been found well above its previously assumed elevational limit and is no longer thought to be restricted to river-edge habitats; however, its distribution appears to be patchy and is still inadequately known. The population is thought to be stable, but evidence of a local decline and potential threats to its habitats necessitate further research and monitoring, and if there is further evidence for declines then the species may warrant uplisting.

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Stable

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 390 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Amaurocichla bocagii. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 07/06/2023.