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Dybowski's Twinspot Euschistospiza dybowskii

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type   Average mass 13.4 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 755,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals Unknown not applicable Not Applicable 0
Population trend Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon or scarce and little known (Clement 1999).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable in the absence of evidence for any declines or substantial threats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Benin Native Extant       Yes
Burkina Faso Native Extant       Yes
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Chad Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Togo Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cameroon Bali-Ngemba Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Gashiga - Demsa site factsheet
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mbi Crater Faunal Reserve - Mbingo forest site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Oku site factsheet
Cameroon Ngaoundaba Ranch site factsheet
Cameroon Tchabal-Mbabo site factsheet
Central African Republic Bamingui-Bangoran National Park complex site factsheet
Central African Republic Bangui site factsheet
Central African Republic Bozoum site factsheet
Central African Republic Ngotto site factsheet
Central African Republic Zémongo Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Garamba National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lendu Plateau site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park site factsheet
Guinea Balandougou site factsheet
Guinea Chutes de la Sala site factsheet
Guinea Grandes Chutes site factsheet
Guinea Kabitaï site factsheet
Guinea Mafou site factsheet
Nigeria Assop Falls and hills site factsheet
Nigeria Ebok-Kabaken site factsheet
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity site factsheet
Nigeria Ngel-Nyaki Forest Reserve site factsheet
Nigeria Obudu Plateau site factsheet
Sierra Leone Kangari Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Lake Sonfon and environs site factsheet
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Outamba-Kilimi National Park site factsheet
South Sudan Bengangai site factsheet
South Sudan Imatong mountains site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist major resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Pets Whole Adults and juveniles Wild International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Euschistospiza dybowskii. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/12/2014.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Estrildidae (Waxbills, grass finches, munias and allies)
Species name author (Oustalet, 1892)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 755,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change