IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Distribution

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Range Description

Cossypha heinrichi is known from only two small areas: c.30km north-east of Calandula (formerly Duque de Braganza) in northern Angola, and from 500km to the north at Bombo-Lumene Forest Reserve, and nearby Nkiene and Nguma (near Kinshasa) in the western Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (Keith et al. 1992). The Nguma locality was discovered in May 1998, when four specimens were collected (Mayr and Peters 1999). Birds have been seen at four other sites within a 15km radius of Bombo-Lumene and there is an unconfirmed sight record 550km still further north, near Mbandaka (Keith et al. 1992). The species remains very poorly known and the scarcity of records indicates it is rare, though future surveys may prove it to be more widely distributed (Mayr and Peters 1999).

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