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White-crested Tiger-heron Tigriornis leucolopha

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2005 Least Concern
2004 Data Deficient
2000 Data Deficient
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern

Species attributes

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

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,870,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -

Population & trend

  Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals poor Estimated 2009
Population trend Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7.4 - - -
Trend justification: The population trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the impacts of habitat modification on population sizes.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola Native Extant   Yes    
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      
Gambia Native Extant Yes      
Ghana Native Extant   Yes    
Guinea Native Extant Yes      
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant Yes      
Liberia Native Extant Yes      
Mauritania Vagrant Extant   Yes    
Nigeria Native Extant   Yes    
Senegal Native Extant Yes      
Sierra Leone Native Extant Yes      
Togo Native Extant   Yes    

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Cuango site factsheet
Angola Luachimo River (Chitato) site factsheet
Angola Luia site factsheet
Angola Maiombe site factsheet
Benin Lake Nokoué site factsheet
Cameroon Campo Ma'an complex site factsheet
Cameroon Korup National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Lobéké National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge site factsheet
Cameroon Nki site factsheet
Central African Republic Bangui site factsheet
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park site factsheet
Congo Conkouati National Park site factsheet
Congo Dimonika Biosphere Reserve site factsheet
Congo Lake Télé Community Reserve site factsheet
Congo Lower Kouilou basin site factsheet
Congo Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex site factsheet
Congo Odzala National Park complex 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 Lomako - Yekokora site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Luki Forest Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Maiko National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Ngiri site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Salonga National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Azagny National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Tai National Park and Nzo Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves site factsheet
Equatorial Guinea Monte Alen National Park site factsheet
Gabon Akanda site factsheet
Gabon Gamba Protected Areas Complex site factsheet
Gabon Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Lopé Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Minkébé Forest Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Ogooué delta and Mandji island site factsheet
Gambia Bao Bolon Wetland Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park site factsheet
Ghana Boin Tano Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Ebi River Shelterbelt Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kyabobo (proposed) National Park site factsheet
Guinea Massif du Ziama site factsheet
Liberia Cape Mount site factsheet
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen 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
Nigeria Afi River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Nigeria Cross River National Park: Oban Division site factsheet
Nigeria Cross River National Park: Okwangwo Division site factsheet
Senegal Parc National de Basse Casamance site factsheet
Sierra Leone Gola Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Outamba-Kilimi National Park site factsheet
Sierra Leone Western Area Peninsula Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Togo Fazao-Malfakassa National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Mangrove Vegetation Above High Tide Level suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Swamp suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Handicrafts, jewellery, decorations, curios Whole Adults and juveniles Wild Subsistence, National Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Tigriornis leucolopha. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2014.

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 Ardeidae (Herons)
Species name author (Jardine, 1846)
Population size mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,870,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change