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Shorttail, Sao Tome
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Amaurocichla bocagei
Africa, Central Africa, Global Read more
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The population is estimated to number 250-999 mature individuals based on an assessment of known records, descriptions of abundance and range size. This is consistent with recorded population density estimates for congeners or close relatives with a similar body size, and the fact that only a propor ...
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The São Tomé Shorttail (Amaurocichla bocagei), also known as Bocage's Longbill, is a species of passerine bird in the superfamily Passeroidea. It is the only member of the genus Amaurocichla. Formerly placed in the family Sylviidae, appears to be close to the Motacillidae, though its relationships currently are unclear. It is endemic to the southern and western parts of the island of São Tomé. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. This species has a small population and is threatened by habitat loss. ...
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