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Red-cheeked Wattle-eye Platysteira blissetti
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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 11 g


  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 473,000 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) 6.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon to common (Urban et al. 1997).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria 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
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Bossematie Forest Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Gueoule and Glo Mountain Forest Reserves site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Lamto Ecological Research Station site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park site factsheet
Ghana Atewa Range Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kalakpa Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kyabobo (proposed) National Park site factsheet
Ghana Mount Afadjato - Agumatsa Range forest site factsheet
Ghana Muni-Pomadze Ramsar Site site factsheet
Guinea Diécké site factsheet
Guinea Gangan Foret Classe site factsheet
Guinea Kounounkan site factsheet
Guinea Massif du Ziama site factsheet
Guinea Monts Nimba (part of Mount Nimba transboundary AZE) site factsheet
Liberia Cape Mount site factsheet
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen site factsheet
Liberia Grebo site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wologizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wonegizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Zwedru site factsheet
Nigeria Akassa forests site factsheet
Nigeria Cross River National Park: Okwangwo Division site factsheet
Nigeria Ebok-Kabaken site factsheet
Nigeria IITA Forest Reserve, Ibadan site factsheet
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity site factsheet
Sierra Leone Gola Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Loma Mountains Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Tingi Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Togo Misahöhe Forest Reserve site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 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: Platysteira blissetti. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016.

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 Platysteiridae (Shrike-flycatchers, wattle-eyes and batises)
Species name author (Sharpe, 1872)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 473,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change