Mount Cameroon Speirops Speirops melanocephalus

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Red List Category

Criteria: D2

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Vulnerable on account of its very small range, although it is reportedly common where it occurs and the population is probably stable. However, if threats to its montane habitat continue or increase it may be necessary to uplist it to Endangered.

Population size: 6000-15000 mature individuals

Population trend: Stable

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 150 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Speirops melanocephalus. Downloaded from on 04/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/12/2016.