LC
Scaly Chatterer Argya aylmeri



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Argya aylmeri (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Turdoides aylmeri.

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.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
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 -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,890,000 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 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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 8.8 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon to very common (Fry and Keith 2004).

Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any current declines or substantial threats.


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

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ethiopia Abijatta - Shalla Lakes National Park
Ethiopia Arero forest
Ethiopia Awash National Park
Ethiopia Bogol Manyo - Dolo
Ethiopia Eastern Hararghe (Harar-Wabi Shebelle)
Ethiopia Konso - Segen
Ethiopia Lake Chew Bahir
Ethiopia Liben plains and Negele woodlands
Ethiopia Mankubsa - Welenso forest
Ethiopia Yabello Sanctuary
Kenya Lake Magadi
Kenya Meru National Park
Kenya Tana River Delta
Kenya Tsavo East National Park
Kenya Tsavo West National Park
Somalia Balcad Nature Reserve
Somalia Far Waamo
Somalia Jasiira lagoon and Muqdisho islets
Somalia Jowhar - Warshiikh
Somalia Laag Badaana
Somalia Laag Dheere
Somalia Xarardheere - Awale Rugno
Somalia Xawaadley reservoir
Tanzania Lake Natron and Engaruka basin
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area
Tanzania Mkomazi Game Reserve
Tanzania Nyumba ya Mungu reservoir
Tanzania Ruaha National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Argya aylmeri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/12/2019.