LC
Shelley's Greenbul Arizelocichla masukuensis



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note
Arizelocichla masukuensis (del Hoyo and Collar 2016) was previously listed as Andropadus masukuensis.

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
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 altitudinal migrant Forest dependency high
Land-mass type Average mass -
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 1,100,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 3.7 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally fairly common, although locally abundant (del Hoyo et al. 2005).

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 Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Burundi extant native
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the extant native
Kenya extant native
Malawi extant native
Rwanda extant native
Tanzania extant native
Uganda extant native

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Burundi Kibira National Park
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Kabobo
Kenya Mau forest complex
Kenya Mount Elgon (Kenya)
Malawi Misuku Hills Forest Reserves
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park
Tanzania Livingstone Mountains forests
Tanzania Nguru Mountains
Tanzania Nguu Mountains
Tanzania Njombe forests
Tanzania South Pare Mountains
Tanzania Rubeho Mountains
Tanzania Mount Rungwe
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Tanzania Ukaguru Mountains
Tanzania Uluguru Mountains
Tanzania Umalila Mountains
Tanzania East Usambara Mountains
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains
Tanzania Uvidunda Mountains
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park
Uganda Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Altitude 900 - 2300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - non-trivial recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Arizelocichla masukuensis. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/shelleys-greenbul-arizelocichla-masukuensis on 26/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 26/02/2024.