LC
Fanti Saw-wing Psalidoprocne obscura



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Taxonomic source(s)
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Dowsett, R. J.; Forbes-Watson, A. D. 1993. Checklist of birds of the Afrotropical and Malagasy regions. Tauraco Press, Li
Sibley, C. G.; Monroe, B. L. 1990. Distribution and taxonomy of birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.

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 full migrant Forest dependency Low
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 2,290,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals unknown not applicable not applicable 0
Population trend Stable suspected -
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 - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.1 - - -

Population justification: The global population size has not been quantified, but the species is described as uncommon to locally common, although rare to not uncommon in Liberia (del Hoyo et al. 2004).

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 Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Benin N Extant
Burkina Faso N Extant
Cameroon N Extant
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant
Gambia N Extant
Ghana N Extant
Guinea N Extant
Guinea-Bissau N Extant
Liberia N Extant
Mali N Extant
Niger V Extant
Nigeria N Extant
Senegal N Extant
Sierra Leone N Extant
Togo N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Benin Ouémé river basin
Benin Pendjari National Park
Cameroon Korup National Park
Cameroon Mount Kupe
Côte d'Ivoire Comoe National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Marahoue National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Sangbe Mountain National Park
Côte d'Ivoire Yapo and Mambo Forest Reserves
Gambia Abuko Nature Reserve
Gambia Pirang Forest Park
Ghana Ankasa Resource Reserve - Nini-Sushien National Park
Ghana Boin Tano Forest Reserve
Ghana Kakum National Park - Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve
Ghana Kyabobo (proposed) National Park
Ghana Tano-Offin Forest Reserve
Ghana Yoyo River Forest Reserve
Guinea Balandougou
Guinea Gangan Foret Classe
Guinea Kabitaï
Guinea Kounounkan
Guinea Massif du Ziama
Guinea Monts Nimba (part of Mount Nimba transboundary AZE)
Guinea-Bissau Dulombi
Guinea-Bissau Lagoas de Cufada
Liberia Cestos - Senkwen
Liberia Nimba mountains
Liberia Zwedru
Nigeria Cross River National Park (Oban Division)
Nigeria Donga river basin forests
Nigeria Ebok-Kabaken
Nigeria Gashaka-Gumti National Park
Nigeria Kagoro - Nindam Forest Reserves and vicinity
Nigeria Pandam Wildlife Park
Nigeria Sunvit Farm
Nigeria Upper Orashi forests
Senegal Parc National de Basse Casamance
Senegal Parc National du Niokolo-Koba
Sierra Leone Outamba-Kilimi National Park
Sierra Leone Tingi Hills Non-hunting Forest Reserve
Togo Fazao-Malfakassa National Park

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Subtropical/Tropical Heavily Degraded Former Forest suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable breeding
Forest Subtropical/Tropical Moist Lowland suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Dry major non-breeding
Savanna Dry major non-breeding
Savanna Dry major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) major non-breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Psalidoprocne obscura. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/03/2019.