IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

Distribution

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Range Description

Cisticola haesitatus is endemic to the Indian Ocean island of Socotra, Yemen. During extensive surveys of the island in 1993, 1999 and 2000, the species was found to be widely but patchily distributed in the lowlands, along the coast and inland. However, it was relatively common where it occurred, with up to 53 birds recorded per locality, and transect-generated population density estimates of c.35-45 individuals per km2 (depending on the survey season/year) in occupied areas (Davidson 1996, Porter et al. in prep.). An additional 1,000 pairs were discovered at higher altitude on the Plateau of Ma'la above Qalancia during February 2004 (O. Al-Sagheir in litt. 2004), putting the total population estimate at around 4,000 pairs (R. Porter verbally 2004). There is no evidence for recent or current population declines (Porter et al. in prep.).

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