LC
Bates's Swift Apus batesi



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2018 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
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) 1,130,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Decreasing inferred -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 12.5 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be locally abundant to very rare and generally rare (del Hoyo et al. 1999).

Trend justification:

The species is tentatively assessed as being in decline due to habitat loss per Tracewski et al. (2016).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Cameroon N Extant Yes
Central African Republic N Extant Yes
Congo N Extant Yes
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant Yes
Equatorial Guinea N Extant Yes
Gabon N Extant Yes
Ghana N Extant Yes
Liberia N Extant Yes
Nigeria N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Virunga National Park
Congo Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park complex
Congo Odzala National Park complex
Cameroon Korup National Park
Cameroon Bakossi mountains
Cameroon Mont Nlonako
Cameroon Mount Rata and Rumpi Hills Forest Reserve
Cameroon Mount Kupe
Cameroon Yabassi
Cameroon Dja Faunal Reserve
Cameroon Boumba - Bek
Cameroon Campo Ma'an complex
Cameroon Lobéké National Park
Gabon Gamba Protected Areas Complex
Gabon Lopé Faunal Reserve
Gabon Ipassa Strict Nature Reserve
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park
Ghana Tano-Ehuro Forest Reserve
Ghana Tano-Offin Forest Reserve
Equatorial Guinea Monte Alen National Park
Liberia Wologizi mountains
Liberia Wonegizi mountains
Liberia Nimba mountains
Nigeria Cross River National Park (Oban Division)
Nigeria Afi River Forest Reserve
Nigeria Okomu National Park
Nigeria Cross River National Park (Okwangwo Division) and Mbe Mountains
Congo Ntokou Pikounda Reserve
Congo Lake Télé Community Reserve

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland major resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable resident
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) major resident
Altitude 500 - 1500 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Apus batesi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/12/2022.