|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Taylor, J. & Butchart, S.
||Baker, N., Burgess, N. & Fjeldså, J.
||Mahood, S., Symes, A.
This relatively recently described species has been 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:|
- 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 highland, the small Wota forest in the Wota Mountains, north-west of the Rubehos, the Ukaguru Mountains (Beresford et al. 2004) and Mt Kiboriani (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).|
Tanzania, United Republic of
|♦ Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):||Unknown|
|♦ Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):||No||♦ Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:||550|
|♦ 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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