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Capuchin Babbler Phyllanthus atripennis

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 -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 732,000 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 Unknown -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 6.6 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as generally uncommon to fairly common across its range. The species is described as rare in Gambia and Benin, common in Senegal and frequent on the Freetown Peninsular, Sierra Leone and frequent to rare from Nigeria to the Central African Republic (del Hoyo et al. 2007).
Trend justification: The population trend is difficult to determine because of uncertainty over the impacts of habitat modification on population sizes.

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Benin Native Extant      
Cameroon Native Extant      
Central African Republic Native Extant      
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the 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      
Nigeria Native Extant      
Senegal Native Extant      
Sierra Leone Native Extant      
Togo Native Extant      
Uganda 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
Cameroon Santchou Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Central African Republic Bangui site factsheet
Central African Republic Zémongo Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Mount Hoyo Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park 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 Sangbe Mountain National Park site factsheet
Ghana Digya National Park site factsheet
Ghana Kalakpa Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kyabobo (proposed) National Park site factsheet
Guinea Balandougou site factsheet
Guinea Diécké site factsheet
Guinea Kounounkan site factsheet
Guinea Massif du Ziama site factsheet
Guinea-Bissau Lagoas de Cufada site factsheet
Liberia Cape Mount site factsheet
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen site factsheet
Liberia Lofa-Gola-Mano Complex site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wologizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wonegizi mountains site factsheet
Nigeria IITA Forest Reserve, Ibadan site factsheet
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves site factsheet
Senegal Parc National de Basse Casamance site factsheet
Sierra Leone Gola Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Kambui Hills Forest Reserve site factsheet
Sierra Leone Western Area Peninsula Non-hunting Forest Reserve site factsheet
Togo Misahöhe Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Semliki National Park 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
Savanna Dry marginal resident
Altitude 0 - 0 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation

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 (2014) Species factsheet: Phyllanthus atripennis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/07/2014.

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 Timaliidae (Babblers and parrotbills)
Species name author (Swainson, 1837)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Unknown
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 732,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Climate change species distributions