IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Lioptilus nigricapillus ranges from the north Eastern Cape, through New Griqualand, the Drakensberg and mistbelt forests of KwaZulu-Natal, the eastern Free State and Mpumalanga to the Northern Province in eastern South Africa, as well as western Swaziland. It is generally uncommon to fairly common (del Hoyo et al. 2007), within a small range of less than 50,000 km2. The South African population has been estimated at 1,500-5,000 individuals, with between 500 and 1,000 estimated to be in reserves. Swaziland is thought to hold a resident breeding population of 40 individuals.


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