|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Butchart, S. & Taylor, J.
||Evans, M., O'Brien, A., Robertson, P., Symes, A. & Taylor, J.
This species is classed as Near Threatened because it has a moderately small range in which it is threatened by habitat clearance and degradation. Its range is suspected to be declining owing to these threats, and if significant declines occur this species may qualify for a higher threat category.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2008 – Near Threatened (NT) –
- 2004 – Near Threatened (NT) –
- 2000 – Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt) –
- 1994 – Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt) –
- 1988 – Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc) –
|Range Description:||Serinus melanochrous is endemic to Tanzania where it is confined to the Njombe highlands and the Udzungwa Mountains (N. Baker in litt.). It is found on Mt Rungwe, north and south of Little Ruaha River near Iringa, and south of Mtandika (Fry and Keith 2004). The species is fairly common in Chita Forest at 1,700 m, and Kigogo Forest and Dabaga at 1,800 m. It also occurs at Mufundi and in the Kisinga Rugaro Forest Reserve in the West Ndundulus, where it is not uncommon (Fry and Keith 2004). It may also occur in forests near the Zambian and Malawian borders. |
Tanzania, United Republic of
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Yes|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||No||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:||30100|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||No|
|♦ Continuing decline in number of locations:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:||No||♦ Lower elevation limit (metres):||1500|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||3000|
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