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Böhm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass 16.6 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 700,000 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 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.2 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally scarce and absent from suitable-looking areas (del Hoyo et al. 2001).
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
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Mozambique Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Zambia Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kundelungu National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lufira valley site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Marungu highlands site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Upemba National Park site factsheet
Malawi Lengwe National Park site factsheet
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Liwonde National Park site factsheet
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Gorongosa Mountain and National Park site factsheet
Mozambique Moebase region site factsheet
Tanzania Kilombero Valley site factsheet
Tanzania Kisarawe District Coastal Forests site factsheet
Tanzania Lake Rukwa site factsheet
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Zambia Kafue Flats site factsheet
Zambia Kafue National Park site factsheet
Zambia Kasanka National Park site factsheet
Zambia Lavushi Manda National Park site factsheet
Zambia Mweru Wantipa National Park site factsheet
Zambia Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area site factsheet
Zambia West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Merops boehmi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014.

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 Meropidae (Bee-eaters)
Species name author Reichenow, 1882
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 700,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change