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Scarce Swift Schoutedenapus myoptilus

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 Medium
Land mass type   Average mass 26 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 385,000 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) 5.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to vary considerably in status throughout its range (del Hoyo et al. 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
Angola Native Extant       Yes
Burundi Native Extant       Yes
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Ethiopia Native Extant       Yes
Kenya Native Extant       Yes
Malawi Native Extant       Yes
Mozambique Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant Yes      
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes
Zambia Native Extant       Yes
Zimbabwe Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Mount Moco site factsheet
Burundi Bururi Forest Nature Reserve site factsheet
Burundi Kibira National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mont Manengouba site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Forests west of Lake Edward site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Itombwe Mountains site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kahuzi-Biega National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the LaLuama - Katanga - Mount Kabobo site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Ankober - Debre Sina escarpment site factsheet
Ethiopia Bale Mountains National Park site factsheet
Ethiopia Metu - Gore - Tepi forests site factsheet
Kenya Cherangani Hills site factsheet
Kenya Kakamega forest site factsheet
Kenya Kikuyu Escarpment forest site factsheet
Kenya Masai Mara site factsheet
Kenya Mau forest complex site factsheet
Kenya Mount Elgon (Kenya) site factsheet
Kenya Mount Kenya site factsheet
Kenya Taita Hills Forests site factsheet
Malawi Misuku Hills Forest Reserves site factsheet
Malawi Mount Mulanje Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Nyika National Park (Malawi) site factsheet
Malawi Thyolo Mountain Forest Reserve site factsheet
Malawi Uzumara Forest Reserve site factsheet
Mozambique Chimanimani Mountains (Mozambique) site factsheet
Rwanda Cyamudongo forest site factsheet
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park site factsheet
Rwanda Volcans National Park site factsheet
South Sudan Imatong mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Arusha National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Livingstone Mountains forests site factsheet
Tanzania Longido Game Controlled Area site factsheet
Tanzania Mahali Mountain National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro site factsheet
Tanzania Mount Rungwe site factsheet
Tanzania Ngorongoro Conservation Area site factsheet
Tanzania Njombe forests site factsheet
Tanzania Rubeho Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania South Pare Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Udzungwa National Park site factsheet
Tanzania Ukaguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Uluguru Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania Uvidunda Mountains site factsheet
Tanzania West Usambara Mountains site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Echuya Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kibale National Park site factsheet
Uganda Kidepo Valley National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mount Moroto Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Murchison Falls National Park site factsheet
Uganda Ruwenzori (Rwenzori) Mountains National Park site factsheet
Zambia Nyika National Park (Zambia) site factsheet
Zimbabwe Bvumba Highlands site factsheet
Zimbabwe Chimanimani Mountains (Zimbabwe) site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga lowlands/Honde valley site factsheet
Zimbabwe Nyanga mountains site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 500 - 2450 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Schoutedenapus myoptilus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014.

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 Apodidae (Swifts)
Species name author (Salvadori, 1888)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 385,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change