email a friend
printable version
LC
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura

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 full migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 1,470,000 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 - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon to locally common, although rare to not uncommon in Liberia (del Hoyo et al. 2004).
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
Benin Native Extant        
Burkina Faso Native Extant        
Cameroon Native Extant        
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant        
Gambia Native Extant        
Ghana Native Extant        
Guinea Native Extant        
Guinea-Bissau Native Extant        
Liberia Native Extant        
Mali Native Extant        
Niger Vagrant Extant        
Nigeria Native Extant        
Senegal Native Extant        
Sierra Leone Native Extant        
Togo Native Extant        

Important Bird Areas where this species has triggered the IBA criteria

Country/Territory IBA Name IBA link
Benin Ouémé river basin site factsheet
Benin Pendjari National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Korup National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Mount Kupe site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves site factsheet
Gambia Abuko Nature Reserve site factsheet
Gambia Pirang Forest Park site factsheet
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park site factsheet
Ghana Boin Tano Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kyabobo (proposed) National Park site factsheet
Ghana Tano-Offin Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Yoyo River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Guinea Balandougou site factsheet
Guinea Gangan Foret Classe site factsheet
Guinea Kabitaï site factsheet
Guinea Kounounkan site factsheet
Guinea Massif du Ziama site factsheet
Guinea Monts Nimba (part of Mount Nimba transboundary AZE) site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Dulombi site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Lagoas de Cufada site factsheet
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Liberia Zwedru site factsheet
Nigeria Cross River National Park: Oban Division site factsheet
Nigeria Donga river basin forests site factsheet
Nigeria Ebok-Kabaken site factsheet
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park site factsheet
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves site factsheet
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park site factsheet
Nigeria Sunvit Farm site factsheet
Nigeria Upper Orashi forests site factsheet
Senegal Parc National de Basse Casamance site factsheet
Senegal Parc National du Niokolo-Koba site factsheet
Sierra Leone Outamba-Kilimi National Park site factsheet
Sierra Leone Tingi Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Togo Fazao-Malfakassa National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable non-breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Savanna Dry major breeding
Savanna Dry major non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major non-breeding
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Psalidoprocne obscura. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2014.

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.

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife

To contribute to discussions on the evaluation of the IUCN Red List status of Globally Threatened Birds, please visit BirdLife's Globally Threatened Bird Forums.

Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Least Concern
Family Hirundinidae (Swallows and martins)
Species name author (Hartlaub, 1855)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 1,470,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change