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Red-fronted Antpecker Parmoptila rubrifrons

IUCN Red List Criteria

Near Threatened (criteria nearly met) A2c+3c+4c 

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Near Threatened
2008 Near Threatened
2004 Not Recognised
2000 Not Recognised
1994 Not Recognised
1988 Not Recognised

Species attributes

Migratory status not a migrant Forest dependency Medium
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 366,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 0
Population trend Decreasing poor -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as scarce and relatively little known (Clement 1999).
Trend justification: The species is likely to be declining at a moderately rapid rate, owing habitat loss and degradation.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Mali Extant        
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Côte d'Ivoire Tai National Park and Nzo Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves site factsheet
Ghana Draw River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve site factsheet
Guinea Massif du Ziama site factsheet
Liberia Grebo site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Liberia Sapo National Park site factsheet
Liberia Wonegizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Zwedru site factsheet
Sierra Leone Gola Forest Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Threats & impact

Threat (level 1) Threat (level 2) Impact and Stresses
Agriculture & aquaculture Annual & perennial non-timber crops / Small-holder farming Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Slow, Significant Decline Low Impact: 5
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation, Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (large scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Majority (50-90%) Slow, Significant Decline Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Parmoptila rubrifrons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2014.

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 Near Threatened
Family Estrildidae (Waxbills, grass finches, munias and allies)
Species name author (Sharpe & Ussher, 1872)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 366,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species