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Forest Robin Stiphrornis erythrothorax
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IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2006 Least Concern
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
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 15.6 g


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,840,000 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 Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.8 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as common in at least parts of its range (Keith et al. 1992).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction and predation by introduced species.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Benin Native Extant Yes      
Cameroon Native Extant Yes      
Central African Republic Native Extant Yes      
Congo Native Extant Yes      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant Yes      
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant Yes      
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant Yes      
Gabon Native Extant Yes      
Ghana Native Extant Yes      
Guinea Native Extant Yes      
Kenya Native Extant Yes      
Liberia Native Extant Yes      
Nigeria Native Extant Yes      
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
Sierra Leone Native Extant Yes      
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant Yes      
Tanzania 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
Benin Lama Forest site factsheet
Cameroon Boumba - Bek site factsheet
Cameroon Lobéké National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Nki site factsheet
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park site factsheet
Congo Lake Télé Community Reserve site factsheet
Congo Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex site factsheet
Congo Ogooué Leketi National Park site factsheet
Ghana Kalakpa Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kyabobo (proposed) National Park site factsheet
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Swamp suitable resident
Savanna Dry marginal resident
Altitude 0 - 1300 m Occasional altitudinal limits  


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 (2016) Species factsheet: Stiphrornis erythrothorax. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016.

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 Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author Hartlaub, 1855
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 2,840,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change