Taita Thrush Turdus helleri

Family: Turdidae (Thrushes)

Authority: (Mearns, 1913)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2b; B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C2a(i)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Endangered because it has a small population size and a very small range, within which its montane forest habitat has been severely fragmented and continues to decline in both extent and quality.

BirdLife Species Guardian: Mwangi Githiru

Population size: 250-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 130 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Afrotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Turdus helleri. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/03/2023.