LC
Böhm's Bee-eater Merops boehmi



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. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
del Hoyo, J.; Collar, N. J.; Christie, D. A.; Elliott, A.; Fishpool, L. D. C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International.

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

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
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 low
Land-mass type Average mass 17 g
Range

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence (breeding/resident) 1,780,000 km2 medium
Severely fragmented? no -
Population
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
Population size unknown - - -
Population trend stable - suspected -
Generation length 6.2 years - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is reported to be generally scarce and absent from suitable-looking areas (del Hoyo et al. 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 Presence Origin Resident Breeding visitor Non-breeding visitor Passage migrant
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the extant native yes
Malawi extant native yes
Mozambique extant native yes
Tanzania extant native yes
Zambia extant native yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Marungu highlands
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Upemba National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Kundelungu National Park
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the Lufira valley
Malawi Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve
Malawi Mangochi Mountain Forest Reserve
Malawi Liwonde National Park
Malawi Liwonde Hills Forest Reserve
Malawi Lengwe National Park
Mozambique Primeiras and Segundas Environmental Protection Area (APAIPS)
Tanzania Selous Game Reserve
Tanzania Kilombero Valley
Tanzania Kisarawe District Coastal Forests
Tanzania Udzungwa Mountains
Zambia West Lunga National Park and Lukwakwa Game Management Area
Zambia Kafue Flats
Zambia Kafue National Park
Zambia Lavushi Manda National Park
Zambia Kasanka National Park
Zambia Mweru Wantipa National Park
Zambia Sumbu National Park and Tondwa Game Management Area

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable resident
Savanna Dry major resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Dry suitable resident
Shrubland Subtropical/Tropical Moist suitable resident
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Merops boehmi. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/bohms-bee-eater-merops-boehmi on 22/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org on 22/02/2024.