White-tailed Cisticola Cisticola anderseni

Family: Cisticolidae (Cisticolas and allies)

Authority: Fjeldså et al., 2021

Red List Category

Criteria: A3c+4c; B1b(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
White-tailed Cisticola is restricted to a single floodplain system that has been subject to rapid and ongoing conversion of natural wet grassland vegetation to agriculture such that it is suspected to be currently undergoing a moderately rapid population reduction. The extent of occurrence is small and within this the quality and area of habitat is inferred to be declining. As such the species is considered Near Threatened.

Population size: 20000-100000

Population trend: Decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 7,800 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Cisticola anderseni. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/03/2023.