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Tessmann's Flycatcher Muscicapa tessmanni

IUCN Red List history

Year Category
2012 Data Deficient
2008 Data Deficient
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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Cameroon Native Extant Yes      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant Yes      
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant Yes      
Equatorial Guinea Native Extant Yes      
Ghana Native Extant Yes      
Liberia Native Extant Yes      
Nigeria Unknown Extant        
Sierra Leone Native Extant Yes      

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Cameroon Boumba - Bek site factsheet
Cameroon Dja Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Cameroon Lobéké National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Nki site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Luki Forest Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal 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 Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park site factsheet
Equatorial Guinea Monte Alen National Park site factsheet
Nigeria IITA Forest Reserve, Ibadan site factsheet
Sierra Leone Gola Forest Reserve 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 Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands 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%) Rapid Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem conversion
Biological resource use Logging & wood harvesting / Unintentional effects: (large scale) [harvest] Timing Scope Severity Impact
Ongoing Minority (<50%) Rapid Declines Medium Impact: 6
Stresses
Ecosystem degradation

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Muscicapa tessmanni. 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 Data Deficient
Family Muscicapidae (Chats and Old World flycatchers)
Species name author (Reichenow, 1907)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 184,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change