Taita Thrush Turdus helleri

Family: Turdidae (Thrushes)

Authority: (Mearns, 1913)

Red List Category

Criteria: B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)

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Justification of Red List category
This species is considered Critically Endangered because it has a tiny occupied range of c. 3.5 km2, 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: 930

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 290 km2

Country endemic: Yes

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Turdus helleri. Downloaded from on 18/09/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 18/09/2021.