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Togo Paradise-whydah Vidua togoensis

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 Low
Land mass type   Average mass -

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 410,000 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 described as uncommon (Borrow and Demey 2001).).
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 Unknown Extant       Yes
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Chad Unknown Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant        
Liberia Native Extant        
Mali 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
Benin Pendjari National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park site factsheet
Ghana Gbele Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kyabobo (proposed) National Park site factsheet
Togo Kéran National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land major resident
Artificial/Terrestrial Pastureland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major 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 Trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Vidua togoensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2014) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014.

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 Viduidae (Indigobirds and allies)
Species name author (Grote, 1923)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Stable
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 410,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change