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West African Batis Batis occulta

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 9 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 514,000
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) 5.5 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as locally common to uncommon (del Hoyo et al. 2006).
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
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Congo Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Gabon Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Sierra Leone Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cameroon Bakossi mountains site factsheet
Cameroon Banyang Mbo Wildlife Sanctuary site factsheet
Cameroon Boumba - Bek site factsheet
Cameroon Campo Ma'an complex site factsheet
Cameroon Dja Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Lobéké National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Kupe site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Nki site factsheet
Cameroon Yabassi site factsheet
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park site factsheet
Central African Republic Ngotto site factsheet
Congo Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex site factsheet
Congo Odzala National Park complex site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Mopri Forest Reserve 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 Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Lopé Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Minkébé Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park site factsheet
Ghana Tano-Ehuro Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Tano-Offin Forest Reserve site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Liberia Zwedru site factsheet
Sierra Leone Gola Forest Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Swamp suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 2500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Batis occulta. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/12/2014.

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 Platysteiridae (Shrike-flycatchers, wattle-eyes and batises)
Species name author Lawson, 1984
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 514,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change