|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Baker, N., Burgess, N. & Fjeldså, J.
||Mahood, S., Symes, A., Westrip, J., Wheatley, H.
This species is classified as Endangered owing to ongoing habitat loss and fragmentation which is thought to be reducing its already very small range.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2017 – Endangered (EN)
- 2016 – Endangered (EN)
- 2012 – Endangered (EN)
- 2008 – Endangered (EN)
- 2004 – Not Recognized (NR)
- 2000 – Not Recognized (NR)
- 1994 – Not Recognized (NR)
- 1988 – Not Recognized (NR)
|Range Description:||Sheppardia aurantiithorax is endemic to Tanzania, where it is restricted to montane forest at 1,660-2,400 m in the Rubeho Mountains, the small Wota forest in the Wota Mountains, north-west of the Rubehos, the Ukaguru Mountains, and Mt Kiboriani (Beresford et al. 2004; Doggart et al. 2006; Fjeldså et al. 2010). There is also one record from 400 m altitude just north-east of the Uluguru Mountains, although this is thought to involve a rare case of straggling outside the breeding season (J. Fjeldså in litt. 2012). Though it was first mist-netted in 1989 it was only described in 2004 (J. Fjeldså in litt. 2007). It is considered fairly common within its narrow altitudinal range (J. Fjeldså in litt. 2007). Tracewski et al. (2016) estimated the maximum Area of Occupancy (calculated as the remaining tree area within the species’s range) to be c.200 km2.|
Tanzania, United Republic of
|♦ Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:||200||♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||No||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:||10100|
|♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):||Unknown||♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):||No|
|♦ Number of Locations:||2-5||♦ Continuing decline in number of locations:||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:||No||♦ Lower elevation limit (metres):||1800|
|♦ Upper elevation limit (metres):||2200|
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