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Sooty Flycatcher Muscicapa infuscata

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 17.7 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 3,030,000 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 Stable -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be uncommon to abundant (Urban et al. 1997).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be stable since it is readily able to adapt to man-made and heavily degraded habitats.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Angola 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
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Gabon Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
South Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Sudan Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant       Yes
Uganda Native Extant       Yes
Zambia Native Extant       Yes

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Angola Calandula (Quedas de Calandula) site factsheet
Angola Camabatela site factsheet
Angola Cuango site factsheet
Angola Maiombe site factsheet
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 Korup National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Lobéké National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mbam Djerem National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Cameroon and Mokoko-Onge site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Kupe site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Nki site factsheet
Cameroon Santchou Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Yabassi site factsheet
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park site factsheet
Central African Republic Ngotto 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 Ntokou Pikounda Reserve 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 Kahuzi-Biega National Park site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lendu Plateau 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
Equatorial Guinea Monte Alen National Park site factsheet
Gabon Gamba Protected Areas Complex site factsheet
Gabon Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Léconi grasslands site factsheet
Gabon Lopé Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Gabon Minkébé Forest Reserve site factsheet
Nigeria Akassa forests site factsheet
Nigeria Cross River National Park: Oban Division site factsheet
Nigeria Cross River National Park: Okwangwo Division site factsheet
Nigeria Okomu National Park site factsheet
Uganda Budongo Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Kasyoha-Kitomi Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Kibale National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mabira Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake George site factsheet
Uganda Semliki National Park site factsheet
Zambia Jimbe Drainage site factsheet
Zambia Source of the Zambezi site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Plantations suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Rural Gardens suitable resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Muscicapa infuscata. 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 Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author (Cassin, 1855)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 3,030,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change