Laniarius turatii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Laniarius turatii
Species Authority: (Verreaux, 1858)
Common Name(s):
English Turati's Boubou, Turat's Boubou
French Gonolek de Verreaux

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-05-01
Assessor(s): BirdLife International
Reviewer(s): Butchart, S. & Symes, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Harding, M., Butchart, S., Ekstrom, J.
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is a bird of the Sudan-Guinea savanna and degraded farm bush to the north-west of the West African forest zone in Guinea-Bissau, Guinea and Sierra Leone (Dowsett and Forbes-Watson 1993).
Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as common (Harris and Franklin 2000).
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: In northern Sierra Leone the species is common in well wooded savanna but also occurs in grassland savanna where there are scattered trees remaining, and even occurs in gardens in urban areas (P. Robertson in litt. 1998). It can apparently withstand a good deal of habitat modification.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: BirdLife International 2012. Laniarius turatii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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