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Forest Scimitarbill Rhinopomastus castaneiceps

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 High
Land mass type   Average mass 24.4 g

Distribution

  Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 645,000 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 Decreasing -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 7 - - -
Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally common in uncut forest (del Hoyo et al. 2001).
Trend justification: The population is suspected to be in decline owing to ongoing habitat destruction (del Hoyo et al. 2001).

Country/Territory distribution

Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Breeding Non-breeding Passage Resident
Cameroon Native Extant       Yes
Central African Republic Native Extant       Yes
Congo Native Extant       Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Native Extant       Yes
Côte d'Ivoire Native Extant       Yes
Ghana Native Extant       Yes
Guinea Native Extant       Yes
Liberia Native Extant       Yes
Nigeria Native Extant       Yes
Rwanda Native Extant       Yes
Tanzania Native Extant        
Uganda 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 Lobéké National Park site factsheet
Cameroon Nki site factsheet
Central African Republic Dzanga-Ndoki National Park site factsheet
Central African Republic Ngotto site factsheet
Congo Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex site factsheet
Congo Odzala National Park complex site factsheet
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Okapi Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Bossematie Forest Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Gueoule and Glo Mountain Forest Reserves site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Mopri Forest Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Peko Mountain National Park site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Tai National Park and Nzo Faunal Reserve site factsheet
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves site factsheet
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park site factsheet
Ghana Bia National Park and Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Boin River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Bura River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Cape Three Points Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Dadieso Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Draw River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Ebi River Shelterbelt Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Fure River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Jema-Asemkrom Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Mamiri Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Subri River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Tano-Anwia Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Tano-Nimiri Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Tano-Offin Forest Reserve site factsheet
Ghana Yoyo River Forest Reserve site factsheet
Guinea Diécké site factsheet
Guinea Massif du Ziama site factsheet
Liberia Grebo site factsheet
Liberia Nimba mountains site factsheet
Liberia Wologizi mountains site factsheet
Liberia Zwedru site factsheet
Nigeria Omo Forest Reserve site factsheet
Rwanda Nyungwe National Park site factsheet
Uganda Bugoma Central Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park site factsheet
Uganda Kibale National Park site factsheet
Uganda Mabira Forest Reserve site factsheet
Uganda Mount Elgon National Park site factsheet
Uganda Semliki National Park site factsheet

Habitats & altitude

Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Montane suitable resident
Altitude 0 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2014) Species factsheet: Rhinopomastus castaneiceps. 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 Phoeniculidae (Woodhoopoes)
Species name author (Sharpe, 1871)
Population size Unknown mature individuals
Population trend Decreasing
Distribution size (breeding/resident) 645,000 km2
Country endemic? No
Links to further information
- Summary information on this species
- Projected distributions under climate change